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.
Last year, Midtown-based Seritage Growth Properties (the real estate investment trust, or REIT, of Sears Holdings Inc.) acquired, for an unspecified amount, the 26.4-acre property at 195 North Broadway, in the hamlet of Hicksville, located in Nassau County, Long Island. Now, the REIT has proposed preliminary plans to build a 350-unit mixed-use complex on the site, according to Long Island Business News. They call for a two-story complex also containing retail space that includes a supermarket and shops, as well as a promenade. The property is currently occupied by a 156,000-square-foot Sears department store, a Sears auto center, a Chipotle restaurant, and a TD Bank. Everything would be demolished except for the TD Bank and Chipotle, which are located in separate small structures along North Broadway. The plans are at least a year-plus from getting underway, but the developer has already begun meeting with the Hicksville Community Council. The site is located seven blocks from the neighborhood’s Long Island Rail Road station.
One of the greatest single engineering challenges currently under construction in New York City has risen above ground. That project is the supertall mixed-use residential tower 111 West 57th Street, located just west of Sixth Avenue in Midtown, and we can see the construction progress on the Billionaires’ Row building thanks to several photos posted by YIMBY Forums users.