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235 Cherry Street

JDS Development Planning 77-Story, 600-Unit Mixed-Use Building at 235 Cherry Street, Lower East Side

Since 2014, the property owners Two Bridges Neighborhood Council and Settlement Housing Fund have been in talks with an unknown developer over the 11,800-square-foot development site at 235-247 Cherry Street, on the southern edge of the Lower East Side. Now, it has been revealed that JDS Development Group is planning to build a 77-story, roughly 600-unit mixed-use building, The Lo-Down reports. The rental apartments should come in studio, one-, and two-bedroom configurations, with roughly 150 of the units permanently renting at below-market rates. There would also be 10,000 square feet of retail and a 4,600-square-foot senior community center in the tower. SHoP Architects will design the 900-foot-tall tower, which will be clad in terra-cotta and glass.

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425 Grand Concourse

Team Selected to Build 24-Story, 241-Unit Passive Affordable Residential Tower At 425 Grand Concourse, Mott Haven

In June of 2015, YIMBY reported on the Request for Proposals (RFP) launched by the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) for the development site at 425 Grand Concourse, in Mott Haven. Now, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration has selected a development team for the 30,000-square-foot site, located on the corner of East 144th Street, Politico New York reports. Trinity Financial and MBD Community Housing Corporation will build a 24-story, 241-unit mixed-use building. The 300,000-square-foot tower will contain only below-market rate rental apartments, in addition to a charter school, a medical facility, community space for cultural and social programs, and a supermarket. It will also be the largest Passive House project in the city. Garrison Playground, located immediately to the north, will be rehabilitated. The city is expected to finance the project, which must first journey through the city’s Urban Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) process. ULURP is scheduled to begin in early 2017.


95 South Broadway

212-Unit Rental Conversion Approved for 15-Story Senior-Exclusive Building, 95 South Broadway, White Plains

Back in December of 2015, Esplanade of White Plains Venture Partnership proposed converting The Esplanade – the 15-story, 120-unit senior-exclusive residential building – at 95 South Broadway, in White Plains, into 212 unrestricted market-rate rental apartments. Now, the property owners have received approval from the White Plains Common Council, Westfair reports. The apartments will come in studio, one-, and two-bedroom configurations. The 251,000-square-foot building will also feature 9,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space, and an additional 9,000 square feet of medical offices. Sullivan Architecture is designing the conversion. Construction is expected to begin in 2017, with work lasting between 15 and 18 months, which means completion should happen in 2018 or 2019. There are 16 people still residing in the building.


944 Home Street

Four-Story, 13,000-Square-Foot Multi-Use Building Planned at 944 Home Street, Longwood

Long Island-based Lion State Management has filed applications for a four-story, 13,047-square-foot multi-use commercial building at 944 Home Street, in the Bronx’s Longwood neighborhood, located a block from the Freeman Street stop on the 2/5 trains. The ground and second floors will host 5,349 square feet of retail space, while the third and fourth floors will contain 5,023 square feet of community facility space, which will be used for medical offices. Suk Hwan Kim’s Flushing-based Design Group In H&K is the architect of record. The 2,675-square-foot site, at the corner of Southern Boulevard, is currently vacant.


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