Boston Properties is conducting a $150 million renovation on the six-story, 200,000-square-foot commercial building at 159 East 53rd Street, in Midtown East. The structure, known as the base component of the 59-story former Citigroup Center at 601 Lexington Avenue, will receive a redesigned façade with larger windows and a new private lobby and entrance. The ground-floor and below-grade retail spaces will also see renovations, as well as the installation of a food hall and dining area, Crain’s reported. A renovation to the public plaza beneath 601 Lexington is also in store. Since the complex was designated an individual landmark on Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission must approve any exterior alterations. The building is currently vacant.
A Jackson Heights-based property owner has filed applications for an eight-story, 22-unit mixed-use building at 308 East 106th Street, in southern East Harlem. The project will measure 25,700 square feet and rise 80 feet above street level. It will include 1,357 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, followed by residential units, averaging 855 square feet apiece, on the second through eighth floors. Midtown South-based KR Design Group is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide, 5,046 square-foot assemblage is occupied by a single-story commercial structure. Demolition permits have not been filed.
Foundation work is well underway on the eight-story, 73-unit apartment-hotel under development at 138 Bowery, in Little Italy. Work can be seen in images from an update by Bowery Boogie. The 53,088-square-foot project will rise 85 feet in height, per the latest building permits. Retail space will occupy parts of the ground floor and an upper mezzanine level, followed by a 46 hotel rooms on the second through fifth floors. The top three floors will contain 27 residential units, averaging 513 square feet apiece. Emmut Properties is the developer and Middle Village-based Allen Shinfeld is currently listed as the applicant of record. Completion is expected in late 2017.
Foundation work is underway on the 25-story, 31-unit mixed-use building under development at 1 Beekman Street, located on the corner of Park Row in the Financial District. The work can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. In September, YIMBY revealed renderings of the project, which is set to encompass 95,285 square feet and rise 299 feet in height to its main roof. Adding the bulkhead brings the tower’s pinnacle to 335 feet. The first four floors will contain 14,583 square feet of commercial space, with retail on the ground floor and offices on the upper three. The residential units, which will be condominiums, are spread across the sixth through 22nd floors. Urban Muse is the developer and Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners is the design architect. SLCE Architects is serving as the executive architect and completion is expected in early 2018.
Great Neck, N.Y.-based Adora Realty has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit mixed-use building at 1510 Fulton Street, in southern Bedford-Stuyvesant. The project will measure 6,933 square feet and will include a 415-square-foot retail unit on the ground floor. The residential units, spanning the ground through fourth floors, including a fifth-floor mezzanine level, should average 707 square feet apiece, indicative of rentals. Sung-Ho Shin’s Flushing-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 20-foot-wide, 2,000-square-foot lot is occupied by a single-story retail building. Demolition permits were filed in July.