An overhead rendering has been revealed of the planned two-building, four-story (plus penthouse) office complex, dubbed Red Hoek Point and located at 270 Richards Street, the former site of the Revere Sugar Refinery in Red Hook. The rendering, published by Curbed NY, shows off the project’s outdoor spaces, which will include a central plaza, waterfront esplanade, and landscaped rooftop terraces. YIMBY reported on the project’s new building applications in June. The filings described an office complex encompassing 1,135,610 square feet, of which 645,103 square feet will be commercial space for offices and retail. Thor Equities, the developer, is planning a 1,112-car parking garage in the cellar, although a variance must first be obtained to build it. Ground-floor retail and restaurant space will measure 23,000 square feet. Sir Norman Foster’s London-based Foster + Partners is the design architect, while Adamson Associates Architects is serving as the executive architect. Groundbreaking is expected this fall.
The Blumenfeld Development Group has purchased, for $31.2 million, the two-story, 56,916-square-foot mixed-use commercial building at 99-01 Queens Boulevard, in Rego Park, from Vornado Realty. The new owner plans to convert the property’s vacant portions into a medical facility for Mount Sinai Hospital, according to Real Estate Weekly. The hospital has already signed a lease with Blumenfeld. The property currently features retail space on the ground and cellar levels, followed by commercial-office space on the second floor. Existing tenants, which will remain in the building, include Bank of America, New York Sports Club, and DeVry College of New York. Completion of the conversion is expected in early 2017.
Property owner Philipp Haemmerle, doing business as an anonymous Financial District-based LLC, has filed applications for a six-story, five-unit mixed-use building at 888 Lorimer Street, in southern Greenpoint. The project will measure 12,488 square feet. It will contain 776 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, followed by full-floor residential units above. The top floor unit will feature space on an upper mezzanine level, as well as a roof deck. Across the building, the units should average 1,541 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. The ground floor will also contain space for a single automobile. Sanford M. Berger’s Great Neck, N.Y.-based S.M. Berger Architecture is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 3,900-square-foot property is currently vacant. The Nassau Avenue stop on the G train is around the corner.
Property owner Jashimi Rassel, doing business as an anonymous Jamaica Estate-based company, has filed applications for a single-story, 7,447-square-foot commercial-retail building at 122-06 Merrick Boulevard, in St. Albans, Queens. It will contain retail stores. There will also be 10 off-street parking spaces. Cherico King’s Long Island City-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 12,906-square-foot property, at the corner of Merrick and Baisley boulevards, is currently occupied by a small auto repair shop. Demolition permits haven’t been filed.
Last week, Anbau Enterprises held a groundbreaking ceremony for their planned 13-story, 19-unit mixed-use project at 207 West 79th Street, on the Upper West Side. Foundation work appears to have completed, which means the ceremony likely indicates the project will soon begin its ascent skyward. The latest building permits show that the project will encompass 71,568 square feet. There will be 5,194 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, followed by 19 condominiums averaging a spacious 2,887 square feet apiece. Amenities include a fitness center, private residential storage space, laundry facilities, and storage for 10 bikes. Morris Adjmi Architects is designing the exterior and interior spaces. The project was approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission in October of 2014. The project required the LPC’s approval since it sits within the Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District. Completion is expected in 2017.