Newark’s historic Walker House at 540 Broad Street is now home to a local brewery and a 22,000-square-foot indoor rock-climbing gym, the latest phase of a multimillion-dollar redevelopment plan led by LMXD, Prudential Financial Inc., and Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group. Located in the heart of downtown, Newark Local Beer and Method Climbing + Fitness sit below 20 stories of rentals that debuted in 2020.
Construction is set to resume on The XI, with a revised completion date of “Winter 2024” posted for the stalled two-tower mixed-use project at 76 Eleventh Avenue in Chelsea. Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group and developed by 76 Eleventh Avenue Property Owner LLC, the twisting 26- and 36-story structures have stood topped out and unfinished since late 2019, when reports of trouble began to surface about the former developer, HFZ Capital Group. In late 2021, Steve Witkoff purchased the property in a foreclosure sale for $900 million and partnered with Access Industries and Monroe Capital, and it now appears that the project is back on track, with an updated board at the property listing Suffolk Construction Corporation as the new general contractor, replacing Omnibuild. The full-block site is located adjacent to the High Line and is bound by Tenth Avenue to the east, West Street to the west, West 17th Street to the south, and West 18th Street to the north.
Lam Group and Exact Capital Group have closed on a $167.5 million construction loan to refinance Victoria Tower Residences, a 26-story mixed-use rental property in Central Harlem. The building is located at 233 West 125th Street, a site formerly occupied by the historic Victoria Theatre.
Sigma Computing has committed to leasing space at Zero Irving, a 21-story technology hub under construction at 124 East 14th Street in Union Square. Designed by Davis Brody Bond and developed by RAL Development and Junius Real Estate Partners, the building will offer a mix of space for affordable and market-rate offices, tech incubators, co-working suites, and training centers.
Excavation is continuing at 262 Fifth Avenue, the site of a 1,043-foot residential supertall skyscraper in NoMad. Designed by Meganom with SLCE Architects as the executive architect and developed by Boris Kuzinez of Five Points Development under the Five Points 262 Project, LLC, the 60-story tower will yield 41 residential units spread across 139,168 square feet and 10,850 square feet of retail space on the first two floors. CM & Associates Construction Management, LLC is the general contractor for the property, which is located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and West 29th Street.