Back in 2015, plans were approved to begin construction on a number of high-end residential developments in the Downtown center of Mineola, Long Island in an effort to bolster and revitalize the growing community. That initiative includes construction of Mineola Village Green at 199 Second Avenue, a 266-unit residential project designed by local architects Stephen B. Jacobs Group for Lalezarian Properties. Today, YIMBY has the first look at renderings depicting the ongoing development.
Caisson pilings and ongoing foundation work have been spotted for the site of 215 West 28th Street, on the northern edge of Chelsea. Dubbed, “HAP Eight,” the project is set to stand 20 floors and 210 feet when complete. Comprised of two adjoining buildings, the site is being designed by DXA Architects and developed by HAP investments. The lot sits directly to the north of The Fashion Institute of Technology, between Seventh and Eighth Avenues. The nearly 300,000 square-foot project will consist of two separate buildings, one addressed as 215-219 West 28th Street, and the second addressed as 221-229 West 28th Street.
With a very small footprint at ground level, the COOKFOX-designed 41 West 23rd Street is starting to rise above a narrow construction site. The tower will stand 322 feet to its rooftop, totaling 25 stories, and featuring a cantilever in its upper half. Anbau Enterprises is the developer of the project, which previously received approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission due to its slight cantilever on the eastern elevation.
Situated at the southwestern corner of Fifth Avenue and West 29th Street is the site of a proposed 1,009-foot condominium tower, known as 262 Fifth Avenue. Renderings were first released in late 2017, showing the very skinny and slender residential building towering over NoMad and Midtown South. Composed of a mix of glass and aluminum walls, the supertall would certainly stand out on the skyline for its height and profile. After the DOB approved plans back in October of 2017, the site was quickly cleared of the previously extant low-rise buildings, however, activity has come to a grinding halt since then. Boris Kuzinez of Five Points Development is developing the tower, while the architect is Meganom, a Russian design firm from Moscow.
Located at 1225 Broadway between West 29th Street and West 30th Street and between Sixth Avenue and Broadway, a new Virgin Hotel is set to rise 476 feet above NoMad. The project will have nearly 300,000 square feet of space, with 460 hotel rooms and 90,000 square feet of retail in the tower’s podium. The building is being designed by VOA Associates and developed by the Lam Group. Sir Richard Branson of Virgin Group is in charge of the 38-story hotel management.