The eight-story, 423,000-square-foot office building at 441 Ninth Avenue — located between West 34th and 35th streets in the Hudson Yards District — is slated to be renovated and vertically expanded by 150,000 square feet. Portions of the ground floor could also be converted into retail space, The Real Deal reported. The plans haven’t been filed with the Buildings Department yet. The Cove Property Group and hedge fund Baupost Group are the developers. The duo recently acquired the property for $330 million. The structure was originally built as a warehouse in 1953 and later converted into an office property in the 1980s. The existing tenant is expected to vacate the property within one year.
Queens Village-based Atari Realty has filed applications for an eight-story, five-unit mixed-use building at 571 Classon Avenue, located in the southwestern corner of Bedford-Stuyvesant. The project will measure 10,623 square feet. It will contain 1,149 square feet of ground-floor retail space, followed by full-floor-plus residential units on the second through eighth floors. The apartments should average 1,248 square feet, indicative of condominiums. Gerald J. Caliendo’s Briarwood-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 2,264-square-foot property is currently vacant. The Franklin Avenue-Fulton Street stop on the A and C trains and Franklin Avenue Shuttle is around the corner.
An over century-old little building on the Upper West Side will officially bite the dust. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the demolition of the three-story building at 466-468 Columbus Avenue, and the construction of a new mixed-use building in its place.
Construction is now up to street level on the western end of 50 West 30th Street (a.k.a. 846 Sixth Avenue), in NoMad, where a 24-story, 55-unit mixed-use tower is under development. The construction progress can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. The latest building permits indicate the project, dubbed the NOMA, will eventually encompass 105,973 square feet and rise 315 feet to its pinnacle. It will include 10,363 square feet of retail space across the cellar through second floors, followed by residential units on the third through 24th floors. The apartments, condominiums, will range from one- to three-bedrooms, averaging 1,320 square feet apiece. Alchemy Properties is the developer and FXFOWLE Architects is behind the architecture. Completion is expected in January of 2018.
A big hole in the ground on Manhattan’s East Side is nearly ready to be filled. Foundation work is almost done at 685 First Avenue, located between East 39th and East 40th streets in Murray Hill.