On Thursday, YIMBY told you about sidewalk planters approved for a building on Fifth Avenue, and used to it to illustrate just how much control the Landmarks Preservation Commission has over historic districts. Another recent approval, however, shows how little control the commission has in a different area.
Façade work is in full swing at 27-21 44th Drive in Long Island City. The 27-story apartment building known as The Edison reached its final height in early June, when the national flag was hoisted atop its concrete bulkhead. At that point, the roughly 300-foot-tall structure became the tenth-tallest within the Court Square district, though taller neighbors rising nearby are already surpassing it. However, the building would remain highly visible thanks to its position at the epicenter of the resurgent neighborhood.
Since being four stories in height back in February, the 19-story, 60-unit mixed-use building under construction at 153 Remsen Street, in Brooklyn Heights, has topped out and is now receiving its façade elements. The latest photo was posted to the YIMBY Forums by Tectonic. The latest permits indicate the structure encompasses 90,850 square feet. It will host 4,465 square feet of ground-floor retail and restaurant space, followed by residential units on the floors above. It’s unclear if the units will be rentals or condominiums, but they will average 1,196 square feet apiece. Amenities include a fitness center, laundry facilities, a children’s playroom, storage for 30 bikes, and a rooftop terrace. Quinlan Development and Lonicera Partners are the developers. S9 Architecture is behind the architecture. Completion is expected by the end of the year.
Though the weather is cooling down, it isn’t putting a damper on new development in Long Island City. On Wednesday, a new 10-story, 102,292-square-foot mixed-use building topped out at 37-14 36th Street, located between Northern Boulevard and 37th Avenue in the Dutch Kills section of the neighborhood.
Construction has topped out and façade installation has begun on the eight-story, 54-unit mixed-use building under development at 275 West 140th Street, located on the corner of Frederick Douglass Boulevard in northern Harlem. Harlem+Bespoke offered a glimpse of the building, dubbed Strivers Plaza, in its final stages. The latest permits indicate the structure measures 64,948 square feet. The ground floor will host an 8,024-square-foot market, in addition to 498 square feet of community facility space. On the floors above, 53 of the units (the 54th will be occupied by the superintendent) will rent at below-market rates through the affordable housing lottery. The apartments will come in studios to two-bedrooms, averaging 876 square feet apiece. Radson Development is the developer and Aufgang Architects is behind the design. Completion can probably be expected later this year.