Back in December of 2012, the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) approved alterations that would go into converting the 12-story, 60,000-square-foot Jarmulowsky Bank Building, an individual landmark at 54 Canal Street (a.k.a. 9 Orchard Street) in Chinatown, into a boutique hotel. Then in 2014, DLJ Real Estate Partners received approval from the LPC to reconstruct the building’s corner cupola, which was removed in 1990. Construction has since been underway on the existing building, as well as a six-story, 9,876-square-foot annex expansion at 60 Canal Street. Now, the owners are abandoning plans for a hotel and have decided to convert the interiors into office and retail space, Bowery Boogie reported. The first two floors will also host retail whiles the upper floors will be leased to office tenants. Lower East Side-based Studio Castellano Architects is the architect of record. It’s not known when the building is scheduled to open.
Orrie Shoshani, doing business as an anonymous Bronx-based LLC, has filed applications for a five-story, eight-unit mixed-use building at 582 East 138th Street, in Mott Haven, located two blocks from the Brook Avenue stop on the 6 train. The structure will encompass 10,322 square feet and will feature 2,500 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. Residential units will begin on the second floor and should average 625 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Oscar M. Fuertes’ Bayside-based OMF Architecture is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot lot is currently vacant.
Back in April, new details were revealed of the 25-story, 714-unit mixed-use building under development at 300 Livingston Street, in Downtown Brooklyn. Now, the project has risen above street level, as seen in photos by Tectonic, which were taken a back in May. As previously reported, the building will eventually encompass 734,312 square feet. It will feature 55,000 square feet of retail on the ground and cellar levels, followed by residential space beginning on the second floor. The apartments should average 790 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments, and 143 of them (20 percent) will rent at below-market rates through the housing lottery. Amenities include a 128-car underground parking garage, laundry facilities, a yoga room, storage for 357 bikes, a pet grooming room, an outdoor terrace on the second floor (likely a courtyard), and a children’s playroom. TF Cornerstone is the developer, while Handel Architects is behind the design. Completion is expected in 2017.
Back in December of 2015, updated renderings were revealed of the 11-story, 94-unit mixed-use building planned at 196 Orchard Street, on the Lower East Side. Steel beams are now being rising from the ground at the site, Bowery Boogie reported. The structure will encompass 178,376 square feet. There will be 38,452 square feet of commercial space across the cellar through third floors. Most of that space will be utilized by a three-story Equinox fitness center, which required a special permit from the Board of Standards and Appeals, and Community Board 3 will see the plans this month. Parts of the ground and cellar levels will also contain retail space. The apartments, which will be condominiums, begin on the fourth floor. Units will average 978 square feet apiece and will come in studios and one-bedrooms. The structure will be topped by a roof deck. Magnum Real Estate Group and Real Estate Equities Corporation are the developers, while Ismael Leyva Architects is designing. Incorporated Architecture & Design is responsible for the interiors. Completion is expected in late 2017.
Back in early 2013, new building applications were filed for a six-story, 10-unit mixed-use building at 10-44 Jackson Avenue, in the Hunters Point section of Long Island City. The site’s two-story predecessor was demolished in late 2014 and, now, construction on the project has topped out, according to the Court Square Blog. The project will measure 12,283 square feet and will feature 1,670 square feet of retail space across the ground and cellar levels. The units, which begin on the second floor, should average 686 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. It will be topped by an apartment that spans part of the sixth floor and an upper-level penthouse. Brooklyn-based property owner Tibi Zicherman is the developer, while Douglas Pulaski’s Bricolage Designs is the architect. Completion is expected later this year.