Construction is wrapping up on the 13-story, 48-unit residential building under development at 42-14 Crescent Street, in the Court Square/Queens Plaza section of Long Island City. The structure’s exterior and façade elements have now been installed, as seen in a photo posted to the YIMBY Forums by JC_Heights. The building measures 44,061 square feet and its residential units, which will be rental apartments, should average 816 square feet apiece. It will also contain 740 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Amenities include private residential storage units, storage for 23 bikes, laundry facilities, a fitness center, indoor and outdoor recreational areas on the ground floor, and a rooftop deck. Meadow Partners is the developer, while John Fotiadis Architect is behind the design. It was only in February that the project topped out. Occupancy is likely within the next few months.
Earlier this week, the City Council voted to approve a rezoning proposal that would allow landlords of the commercial properties with public pedestrian arcades along Water Street, between Fulton and Whitehall streets in the Financial District, to convert the arcades into retail space in exchange for renovating adjacent public plazas. The total amount of space that could be converted spans 110,000 square feet across 20 buildings, DNAinfo reported. The rezoning requires retail conversions of greater than 7,500 square feet to be approved through the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP). It also limits the amount of street frontage chain banks and drugstores can take up, and requires the entire height of the arcade to be built out. Future renovations to the existing public plazas in the area could include new seating and planters, among other upgrades.
The building of the new World Trade Center is about to take one big step closer to completion. 3 World Trade Center, the fourth office tower to be rebuilt following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, will be topped out later this morning.
The vacant, 12-story former manufacturing building at 3 East 28th Street, in NoMad, is now receiving a $20 million gut-renovation. The 61,325-square-foot structure is being upgraded and modernized to accommodate office and retail tenants, Commercial Observer first reported, and YIMBY has renderings of the project.
YIMBY can now bring you news that foundation work is underway at 200 East 59th Street, at the corner of Third Avenue on the northern edge of Midtown East, courtesy of photos posted to the YIMBY Forums by Vertical_Gotham. It’s the site of a 35-story, 67-unit mixed-use building being developed by Macklowe Properties, which YIMBY recently revealed a full rendering for last week. As reported earlier, the 490-foot-tall tower will measure 109,581 square feet, of which 14,861 square feet will be utilized for retail space on the cellar through second floors. The apartments above, which will be condominiums, should average 1,490 square feet apiece. Amenities include storage for 36 bikes, a lounge, a terrace on the third floor, and a fitness center. CetraRuddy is behind the architecture. Completion is expected in late 2017.