Queens-based Ghotra Property has filed applications for two four-story, seven-unit mixed-use buildings at 114-01 – 114-05 Atlantic Avenue, in Richmond Hill. From west to east, they will measure 8,625 square feet and 7,680 square feet, respectively. Both will feature a 681-square-foot retail unit on the ground floor, followed by seven residential units across the rest of each structure. Across the entire development, the residential units should average 852 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Amenities include a total of three off-street parking spots. Manish S. Savani’s Briarwood-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide, 4,979-square-foot assemblage, at the corner of 114th Street, is currently occupied by two single-story commercial-retail buildings. Demolition permits have not been filed. The site is located four blocks from the 111th Street stop on the J train.
Construction has reached street level at the site of a planned 25-story, 368-unit mixed-use building at 210 Livingston Street, in Downtown Brooklyn. A photo of the progress was posted to the YIMBY Forums by Tectonic. Under development is a 405,002-square-foot project that will feature nearly 20,000 square feet of retail on the ground and cellar levels. Residential units will begin on the third floor and should average 825 square feet apiece. The apartments will be rentals, and 74 of them will rent at below-market rates through the affordable housing lottery. Amenities include a 130-car underground garage, storage for 184 bikes, “accessory amenity spaces” on the second floor, outdoor terraces on the second and 15th floors, and a lounge on the 15th floor. Benenson Capital Partners and Rose Associates are the developers, while Handel Architects is behind the architecture. Completion is expected in late 2017.
It won’t be the largest new single-building residential project in New York City, but by any measure developer TF Cornerstone’s 606 West 57th Street will be big. Thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums by user JC_Heights, it can be seen that foundation work is well underway.
Last week, the New York City Housing Authority launched a request for proposals (RFP) to develop a modern utilities system for the 28-building, 2,878-unit public housing complex called Red Hook Houses, in Red Hook. The proposed infrastructure upgrades are to include heat, hot water, electricity, and the systems of delivery for all three, according to DNAinfo. It would include two central plants, located on opposite ends of the complex at 592 Clinton Street and along Richards Street, in addition to 12 utility pods with generators. The new infrastructure is intended to disconnect Red Hook Houses from the electrical grid. That way, in the event of a black-out, the complex would be able to operate on its own. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is also chipping in $438,213,000 to repair damage from Hurricane Sandy. The money will be used to upgrade and renovate playgrounds, roofs, mechanical equipment, and a senior center, and contribute to the infrastructure project. Proposals are due in phases by July 22 and September 9. Kohn Pedersen Fox has already been tasked to design the project.
Less than two weeks ago, the foundation was completed for a new mixed-use tower in the Financial District. Now, new renderings are out for the building going up at 125 Greenwich Street, thanks to the eagle-eyed contributors on the YIMBY Forums, and they would appear to confirm a final height exceeding 1,000 feet, given the tower will stand taller than the nearby 977-foot-tall 4 World Trade Center at 150 Greenwich Street.