Back in October of 2015, Six Sigma was in contract to buy the six-story, 55,000-square-foot commercial building at 517-523 West 29th Street, in West Chelsea, for $54 million. The developer has since closed on the purchase and has now filed exploratory applications with the Attorney General’s office to gauge the demand for a potential condominium project, The Real Deal reports. Although details are sparse, the project would include 61 condominium units and ground-floor retail space. It’s not clear if the existing building would be demolished for a new one, although the site can accommodate up to 74,000 square feet of development potential (which means it currently has 19,000 square feet of air rights). Nothing has been filed yet with the Department of Buildings.
Brooklyn-based Eight & Eight Development has filed applications for a five-story, eight-unit mixed-use building at 578 Fifth Avenue, in South Slope, located around the block from the Prospect Avenue stop on the R train. The new building will encompass 10,726 square feet and will include 1,549 square feet of retail space across the ground floor and part of the cellar. Floors two through five will contain two residential units each. The apartments should average 740 square feet apiece, which means rental units are likely in the works. Lower Manhattan-based Chi F. Lau Architect is the architect of record. Demolition permits were filed in June of 2015 for the site’s existing two-story, 25-foot-wide commercial building.
Back in September of 2014, YIMBY brought you an update on adjacent residential projects at 10 Bond Street and 372 Lafayette Street (a.k.a. 11 Great Jones Street), in NoHo. The former project, a seven-story, 11-unit condominium building, went on the to have construction completed by the end of the summer of 2015. Construction has since entirely wrapped up on the latter project, a six-story, eight-unit residential building, as seen in photos by Tectonic. The property is completely unobscured from scaffolding and occupancy is currently underway. The ground floor and cellar levels will contain 2,143 square feet of retail space. The eight rental apartments above measure between 1,300 and 2,000 square feet apiece, coming in two- and three-bedroom configurations, although some units appear to have been divided into multiple apartments. Kano Properties is the developer, and Morris Adjmi Architects is behind the design.
Foundations are complete for a residential building at 583 Lorimer Street in Brooklyn. The five-story, six-unit building rises just half a block north of the G and L subway stop at the intersection of Metropolitan Avenue and Lorimer Street.
Back in November of 2015, construction was well underway to restore the two-story, 3,000-square-foot former New York and Long Island Coignet Stone Company Building, also known simply as the Coignet Building, an individual landmark located at 360 Third Avenue, in Gowanus. Since then, construction of the new façade has finished and new windows have been installed. DNAinfo reports the project was also recently awarded the Lucy G. Preservation Moses Award by the New York Landmarks Conversancy. Whole Foods Market restored the exterior of the building and has placed the property on the market for $5 million. It could eventually be used as retail or community facility space, although the interiors still have to be gut-renovated. BL Companies is the applicant of record and Jablonski Building Conservation aided in the design process.