A Whole Foods Market will take up 44,000-square feet across the ground and second floors of 1 Wall Street, in the Financial District, Commercial Observer reported. The 50-story, 654-foot-tall office building – part of which is an individual landmark – is currently being converted into 155,000 square feet of commercial-retail space and 524 residential units. YIMBY reported on the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s approval of the planned alterations back in January and April. A rendering of the new store reveals that the Whole Foods will be located in the annex portion of 1 Wall Street. The annex portion is also being expanded at the top. Macklowe Properties is the developer. Robert A.M. Stern Architects and SLCE Architects are behind the architecture. The retailer is expected to open its doors in late 2018.
The 33-story, 179-unit mixed-use building under development at 520 West 30th Street, in West Chelsea, is now a few floors from topping out, as seen in photos posted to the YIMBY Forums by user robertwalpole. The project has grown by roughly 25 stories since YIMBY’s last update in April, when the structure was four stories in height. Façade installation is also underway. The latest building permits indicate it will eventually encompass 315,586 square feet and stand 367 feet in height. The ground floor will host 13,219 square feet of commercial-retail space. The residential units above should average 1,250 square feet apiece, and since the building will have a leasing office, the apartments will presumably be rentals. Amenities include a basketball court, a children’s play room, a lounge with a “glam room,” a swimming pool, a bowling alley with a party room, storage for 92 bikes, a parking garage on the ground and second floors, and outdoor terraces on the fourth and 30th floors. Related Companies is the developer and Ismael Leyva Architects is the architect. Completion is expected in 2017.
The Forest Hills-based Cord Meyer Development Corporation has filed applications for a two-story, 6,063-square-foot commercial-retail building at 90-16 Queens Boulevard, in Elmhurst. The project will contain 5,985 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor for a jewelry store, which, according to the Schedule A, will be a Jared’s. Accessory offices will also be located on the ground floor, and mechanical equipment will take up the upper level. Nocholas Zalany’s Cleveland, Ohio-based Jencen Architecture is the architect of record. The 37-foot-tall structure will rise on a 26,232-square-foot wedge-shaped property bound by Queens Boulevard and Hoffman Drive. A two-story commercial building occupied by a Sears Auto Center currently sits on the site. Demolition permits were filed in March. The site is located right above the Woodhaven Boulevard stop on the M and R trains.
Two Bridges Associates (a partnership between L+M Development Partners and the CIM Group) filed pre-applications earlier this year with the Department of City Planning for a 66-story, 1,400-unit residential tower at 260 South Street, on the Lower East Side. The building, which is in the early stages of development, will encompass 1.1-million square feet and stand 718 feet in height, the Lo-Down reported. Twenty-five percent of the project’s residential units, or 350 apartments, will be designated as affordable housing. The structure would be built on an existing parking lot along South Street. An underground parking garage would be built to retain the spaces. In addition to a new tower, the project includes expanding the retail footprint on the ground floors of 265 Cherry Street and 275 Cherry Street, two existing 26-story residential towers (called Lands End II) with 491 apartments located on the northern end of the property. Rutgers Park, located on the western end, is also expected to see a renovation. It’s unclear whether the project requires approval via the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP).
Construction is wrapping up on the two-story, 3,080-square-foot commercial-retail building under development at 76 East Houston Street, on the corner of Elisabeth Street in NoHo. A photo of the new building, which was just a single story above street level in February of 2015, can be seen in a Bowery Boogie update. The structure will host 2,928 square feet of commercial-retail space, according to the latest building permits. The ground floor will contain a 775-square-foot unit and the second floor will have a 680-square-foot unit, according to the aforementioned update. Amenities include a rooftop recreational area and storage space. Goldman Properties is the developer and TriBeCa-based Gary H. Silver Architects is the architect of record. Occupancy can probably be expected in the next few months.