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2351 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard

Eight-Story, 134-Unit Mixed-Use Building Rises to Third Floor at 2351 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard, Harlem

Back in December of 2015, foundation work was reportedly underway for the eight-story, 134-unit mixed-use building at 2351 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard, located between West 137th and 138th streets in northern Harlem. Now, construction on the structure is is three stories above street level, Harlem+Bespoke reported. The project, dubbed The Renny, will encompass 198,497 square feet. It will include 17,879 square feet of ground-floor retail space, in addition to 22,327 square feet of space for a religious facility across portions of the cellar through fifth floors. The residential units, located on the third through eighth floors, should average 860 square feet apiece. They will be rentals, and 27 will rent at below-market rates. Amenities include private residential storage, an 67-car underground garage, space for 70 bikes, private residential storage, laundry facilities, a fitness center, an outdoor terrace on the second floor, and a rooftop terrace. BRP Companies is the developer, while GF55 Partners is behind the design. Completion is expected in 2017.


509 West 38th Street

30-Story, 225-Unit Mixed-Use Building Rises Into the Sky at 509 West 38th Street, Hudson Yards District

Back in February of 2015, YIMBY revealed updated renderings of the 30-story, 225-unit mixed-use building under development at 509 West 38th Street, in the Hudson Yards District, located four blocks north of the 34th Street-Hudson Yards stop on the 7 train. Construction kicked off last fall and the structure has since risen to roughly the 22nd floor, as seen in photos by Tectonic. The latest building permits indicate the tower will measure 243,689 square feet. It will include 13,739 square feet of retail space across the ground and second floors, and 29,180 square feet of community space for a non-profit on the ground through fifth floors. The units, which will be rental apartments, should average 786 square feet apiece, of which 46 will rent at below-market rates. Amenities listed on the Schedule A include laundry facilities, bike storage space, and a fitness center. Imperial Companies is the developer, while BKSK Architects is behind the design. Completion is expected in early 2017.


500 Summit Avenue, rendering via HAP

Developer Acquires Site of Planned 42-Story, 800-Unit Mixed-Use Tower at 500 Summit Avenue, Jersey City

Back in August and December of 2014, YIMBY revealed two different conceptual designs for a planned mixed-use development at 500 Summit Avenue, in the Journal Square section of Jersey City. HAP Investments has recently closed on the acquisition of the site for $26.6 million, despite false reports that the developer purchased the property in 2014, Commercial Observer reported. It was also revealed that CetraRuddy will be responsible for the design, the same firm that produced the conceptual renderings YIMBY released in 2014. Planned is a 42-story, 800-unit tower with 30,000 square feet of retail space. The entire building will encompass 916,955 square feet, and the residential units, which will be rentals, should average 981 square feet apiece. There will be a 100-car parking garage. The 80,000-square-foot site consists of a parking lot and two dilapidated, two-story residential buildings.


54 Canal Street

Landmarked 12-Story Jarmulowsky Bank Building Now Getting Office-Retail Conversion, 54 Canal Street, Chinatown

Back in December of 2012, the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) approved alterations that would go into converting the 12-story, 60,000-square-foot Jarmulowsky Bank Building, an individual landmark at 54 Canal Street (a.k.a. 9 Orchard Street) in Chinatown, into a boutique hotel. Then in 2014, DLJ Real Estate Partners received approval from the LPC to reconstruct the building’s corner cupola, which was removed in 1990. Construction has since been underway on the existing building, as well as a six-story, 9,876-square-foot annex expansion at 60 Canal Street. Now, the owners are abandoning plans for a hotel and have decided to convert the interiors into office and retail space, Bowery Boogie reported. The first two floors will also host retail whiles the upper floors will be leased to office tenants. Lower East Side-based Studio Castellano Architects is the architect of record. It’s not known when the building is scheduled to open.


582 East 138th Street

Five-Story, Eight-Unit Mixed-Use Building Filed at 582 East 138th Street, Mott Haven

Orrie Shoshani, doing business as an anonymous Bronx-based LLC, has filed applications for a five-story, eight-unit mixed-use building at 582 East 138th Street, in Mott Haven, located two blocks from the Brook Avenue stop on the 6 train. The structure will encompass 10,322 square feet and will feature 2,500 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. Residential units will begin on the second floor and should average 625 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Oscar M. Fuertes’ Bayside-based OMF Architecture is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot lot is currently vacant.


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