In January, Kushner Real Estate Group and Mark Built Homes acquired, for $12 million from the borough, the five-acre development site at 33 Green Village Road, in the northern New Jersey community of Madison. Last week, the developers hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for their four-story, 135-unit mixed-use complex, dubbed Madison Place, TapIntoMadison reports. Planned is a 100-unit component called Rose Hall, which will host market-rate rental apartments, and a 35-unit component named Madison Place, which will contain condominiums. Rose Hall will also feature ground-floor commercial space for retail and restaurants, as well as a 3,000-square-foot community center. The site was previously occupied by the long-vacant Green Village Road School, which has since been demolished. Marchetto Higgins Stieve and landscape architecture firm Melillo + Bauer Associates are designing. Completion is expected in 2017. The complex will be located three blocks north of NJ Transit’s Madison station.
Bronx-based Las Gun Hill Dos Realty Corp. has filed applications for two two-story, two-family mixed-use buildings at 1664-1668 East Gun Hill Road, in the North Bronx’s Pelham Gardens neighborhood, located 10 blocks east of the Gun Hill Road stop on the 5 train. From west to east, they will measure 6,381 and 5,316 square feet respectively. Both will contain 1,567 square feet of commercial-retail space on their ground floor. Across both buildings, the residential units should average a family-sized 1,297 square feet apiece. Queens-based Gino Longo is the architect of record. The 7,925-square-foot lot is currently vacant.
In February, the 32-story, 363-unit mixed-use modular tower under development at 461 Dean Street, in Prospect Heights, had reached its 25th story. Now, the 348,269-square-foot building has finally topped out, with the last modular unit installed earlier this week, Curbed NY reported. The project was the first of 15 towers to begin constructed as part of the Pacific Park mega-development. There will be 32,678 square feet of commercial space split between retail on the ground floor and storage space for the Barclays Center on floors two through six. The rental apartments should average 660 square feet apiece, and 181 of them will rent at below-market rates through the housing lottery. Amenities include a bike storage room, private residential storage, laundry facilities, a fitness center, an entertainment room/lounge, a children’s play room, and a common outdoor terrace on the 20th floor. Forest City Ratner Companies (a branch of Forest City Realty Trust) is developing, with SHoP Architects behind the design. Completion is expected this fall.
Back in the summer of 2015, foundation work kicked off on the three-tower, 1,771-unit mixed-use development planned on Jackson Avenue between Orchard Street and Queens Boulevard, in the Queens Plaza section of Long Island City. Construction has since progressed significantly, as seen in photos by NyConstructionPhoto. On the corner of Jackson Avenue and Orchard Street, at 28-02 Jackson Avenue, a 45-story, 671-unit residential tower with ground-floor retail space is now eight stories above street level. Additionally, construction is underway at 28-30 Jackson Avenue, where a 53-story, 658-unit residential tower with ground-floor retail space is planned. The third tower, to be located on the corner of Jackson Avenue and Queens Boulevard at 30-02 Queens Boulevard, will rise 43 stories and will contain 442 residential units along with ground-floor retail. That building hasn’t risen out of the ground yet.
Staten Island-based Vanduzer Development has filed applications for a three-story, eight-unit mixed-use building at 360 Van Duzer Street, in Stapleton, located three blocks from the neighborhood’s Staten Island Railway station. The structure will measure 14,784 square feet. The project will include 3,123 square feet of commercial-retail space on the ground and cellar levels. There will be eight residential units above, averaging 956 square feet apiece, which means family-sized rental apartments or possibly condominiums are in the works. Igor Zaslavskiy’s Brooklyn-based Zproekt Architecture is the architect of record. The 65-foot-wide, 13,000-square-foot lot was occupied by a burnt-out house until is was demolished earlier this spring.