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.
Back in April, the first partial renderings were revealed of the six-story, 33-unit mixed-use building planned at 509 Pacific Street, in Boerum Hill, located within two blocks of stops of on the 2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N, Q, and R trains and Atlantic Terminal. Now, the first full rendering of the building, dubbed the Hendrik, has been revealed by the New York Times. The latest permits indicate the project will encompass 114,812 square feet. The ground and cellar levels will feature 26,000 square feet of retail, and the residential units above should average 1,680 square feet apiece. The apartments will be condominiums ranging from two- to four-bedrooms, with the smallest units measuring 1,200 square feet and the largest clocking in at 2,500 square feet. Nineteen of the condos will have outdoor terraces. Amenities will include a fitness center, a children’s playroom, a library, a lounge, a pet spa, bike and stroller storage, an underground parking garage, a rooftop terrace, and a central courtyard. Hopestreet is the developer, while Beyer Blinder Belle is the architect. Foundation work is reportedly underway, with completion scheduled for late 2017.
Back in October of 2014, YIMBY revealed new renderings of the previously planned 32-story, 682-unit mixed-use project at 1800 Park Avenue, located between East 124th and 125th streets in East Harlem. Then last year, the project’s developer, the Continuum Company, decided to sell the site. Earlier this year, the Continuum defaulted on their loan on the property, and now the creditor, the Durst Organization, is in contract to acquire the site for nearly $100 million, The Real Deal reported. It wasn’t disclosed what Durst plans to do with the property. Continuum technically poured a part of the building’s foundation before the 421-a tax abatement expired, so the project remains eligible. Amended new building permits currently describe a 24-story, 670-unit project encompassing 694,000 square feet. Featured is 73,460 square feet of commercial space and 46,250 square feet of community facility space on the cellar through third floors. ODA New York is behind the project’s design.
Back in 2005, Thor Equities acquired, for $40 million, the 7.7-acre Revere Sugar Refinery site at 280 Richards Street, located south of Beard Street in Red Hook. The developer later demolished the refinery (the last photos of it can be found here), and has since been floating the idea of building a massive mixed-use project with residential units and commercial space. The developer is now moving forward with plans for a four-story, 623,000-square-foot commercial complex, Bloomberg reported. It will include 600,000 square feet of office space and will boast 100,000-square-foot floor plates. The project will also feature 23,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, presumably on the ground floor, along with a central courtyard, rooftop terraces, and a public waterfront esplanade. Norman Foster’s London-based Foster + Partners is designing. The site is located 12 blocks from the Smith-9th Streets stop on the F/G trains.