A major milestone was recently reached by a 1.8-million-square-foot mixed-use development under construction in downtown Flushing, Queens.
BLDG Management has acquired the three properties spanning 211-215 East 38th Street, in Midtown East, for $36.7 million, which reportedly completes a development assemblage that also includes the two buildings at 203-209 East 38th Street. The developer plans to demolish the entire assemblage to make way for a new residential tower with ground-floor retail space, according to The Real Deal. The site measures 17,944 square feet, which means it can accommodate up to 179,440 square feet of development potential. Other details, including the architect have not been disclosed. What must first be demolished is a two-story brick structure, three four- to five-story tenement buildings, and a five-story parking garage.
When YIMBY last reported on the 23-story, 120-unit mixed-use rental project at 56 Fulton Street, between Cliff and Gold streets in the Financial District, $61.75 million in financing had just been landed. That was back in December of 2014. Today, we can report actual construction progress. A photo sent to us by a reader shows the work being done, and that work has reached the second floor.
Back in November, YIMBY brought you a construction update on the 42-story, 362-unit mixed-use building underway at 1 West End Avenue, in the Lincoln Square section of the Upper West Side. At the time, the structure was at least 25 floors above street level, but now the building has topped out, as seen in photos by Tectonic (h/t Curbed). The new building encompasses 932,780 square feet and will contain retail space, in addition to 116 below-market rate rental units, within its six-story base. The tower portion will feature 246 condominium units. Glass installation is currently underway and the stone cladding of the podium appears largely complete. Silverstein Properties and Elad Group are the developers. Pelli Clarke Pelli is the design architect and Goldstein, Hill & West Architects is the architect of record. Completion is expected in 2017.
Work on the conversion of a former manufacturing building not far from the DUMBO waterfront is humming along quite nicely. Yesterday, YIMBY got a hardhat tour of the work underway at 51 Jay Street.