In July of 2014, FBS Realty, doing business as Jackson Heights-based Manhasset Homes USA, filed applications for a seven-story, 22-unit mixed-use building at 525 Myrtle Avenue, in northern Clinton Hill, located six blocks from the Clinton-Washington Avs stop on the G train. The 26,688-square-foot structure has now topped out, according to the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership. The ground floor will feature 2,143 square feet of retail space – to be sold as a single retail condo – and a 512-square-foot doctors office. The residential units, which begin on the second floor, should average 777 square feet apiece. Jamaica-based Gerald Caliendo is the architect of record. Completion can be expected closer to 2017.
Back in October of 2014, multiple retail tenants were revealed for spaces in the renovated George Washington Bridge Bus Station, located in between West 178th Street and West 179th Street in Washington Heights. At the time, it was set to fully open in 2015. Construction on the terminal has been further delayed, pushing the opening date to December of 2016, according to DNAinfo. The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey and a partnership between SJM Partners and Slayton Ventures expects portions of the terminal to open to the public in phases, with tenants moved in before 2017. The property will see its retail space expanded from 30,000 to 120,000 square feet across three levels, and retailers include GAP, Marshalls, Blink Fitness, Buffalo Wild Wings, Café 178th Street, Time Warner, GWB Juice Bar, VS Berry Frozen Yogurt, First Financial, and many other shops, eateries, and services. The terminal currently serves to connect NJ Transit buses and other carriers to the A/1 subways and MTA buses.
Back in December of 2014, Brownstoner revealed renderings of the planned five-story, 27-unit mixed-use building at 533 Myrtle Avenue (a.k.a. 531 Myrtle Avenue), in Clinton Hill. Now, the project has topped out and curtain wall installation is underway, according to the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership. There will be 5,868 square feet of commercial-retail space on the ground and cellar levels. The residential units will begin on the second floor and should average 684 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Amenities include bike storage space, a fitness center, a refuse room, and a 982 square-foot rooftop terrace. Greystone Property Development is the developer and AB Architekten is behind the design. Completion can probably be expected later this year.
Last week, Chelsea-based developer and design firm Flank acquired the development assemblage at 41-53 South 3rd Street, in Williamsburg, and now the firm is purchasing another assemblage of properties two blocks to the north. Frank is paying $21.6 million for the two-story building at 70 Grand Street, the corner lot at 72 Grand Street, and the single- and two-story buildings at 314-326 Wythe Avenue, according to the Wall Street Journal. The property assemblage could accommodate 26,904 square feet of new development if the current structures are demolished. Current plans call for the renovation of some of the buildings, in addition to the construction of new ones (which means something is likely to be demolished). The program will include residential units, office space, and retail.
In July of 2015, the 62-story, 844-unit residential building under development at 401 West 31st Street, in Midtown West, was a single floor above the street level. Now, the 807,384-square-foot building, dubbed Three Manhattan West, has topped out, Curbed NY reports. The 702-foot-tall structure will host 7,931 square feet of retail on the ground floor, followed by amenities on the second and third floors, and residential units on the fourth through 62nd floor. The rental apartments should average 877 square feet apiece, with 169 of them renting at below-market rates through the housing lottery. Brookfield Properties is the developer with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill behind the design and SLCE Architects serving as the architect of record. Completion is expected in fall 2017, though occupancy is expected earlier.