Hesky Haim, operating under an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for a two-story, 2,125 square-foot commercial building at 159 Ludlow Street, on the Lower East Side. Both floors, in addition to a cellar level, will be designated for retail, and the building will stand 96 feet tall, boasting incredible ceiling heights. Wayne Norbeck’s DXA Studio is the applicant of record.
Fencing is up around the site of Staten Island’s planned New York Wheel, in St. George, and it appears construction is now in full motion, per the Staten Island Advance. In 2014, YIMBY brought you renderings of the 630-foot-tall Ferris wheel, which ‘New York Wheel LLC’ is developing and Starneth BV is designing (with Perkins Eastman). Completion is expected in the first half of 2017, alongside the Empire Outlets, also in St. George.
Nothing symbolizes Harlem’s transformation better than the start of construction on the Whole Foods at 100 West 125th Street, which has been in the works since 2012. Harlem+Bespoke spotted foundation work in April, and now Tectonic has sent along some shots of the latest progress.
Second Development Services has filed applications for a two-story, 33-foot-tall retail building spanning the vacant lots at 232-240 Smith Street, in northern Carroll Gardens. The building will have 10,000 square feet of commercial space, and OCV Architects is the architect of record. The site’s former single-story retail structure was demolished in 2007.
Property owner Simkho Aranbayev has filed applications for a single-story, roughly 7,600 square-foot commercial-retail building spanning 108-01 – 108-13 Atlantic Avenue, in eastern Richmond Hill. The building will have three retail units, and Dal H Chun Engineer is the applicant of record. The existing gas station was approved for demolition earlier this year.