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242 Broome Street

Foundation Work Underway for Essex Crossing’s 14-Story, 55-Unit Mixed-Use Building at 242 Broome Street, Lower East Side

Foundation work is now underway for the 14-story, 55-unit mixed-use building under development at 242 Broome Street (a.k.a. Site 1), located on the corner of Ludlow Street on the Lower East Side. The construction progress can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums by user rbrome. The latest building permits indicate the new building will encompass 180,646 square feet. There will be 40,326 square feet of commercial-retail space across portions of the cellar through third floors. A bowling ally operated by Splitsville Luxury Lanes is expected to lease a significant amount of space. In addition, there will be 17,735 square feet of community facility space on the second through fourth floors. The space was once reserved for the Andy Warhol Museum, but plans for it have fallen through.


38 Sixth Avenue

Pacific Park’s 23-Story, 303-Affordable-Unit Mixed-Use Building Tops Out at 38 Sixth Avenue, Prospect Heights

The 23-story, 303-unit mixed-use building under development at 38 Sixth Avenue, at the corner of Dean Street in Prospect Heights, has topped out. Three months ago, the structure was merely two stories above street level. It now encompasses 341,595 square feet. It will host 8,700 square feet of retail space and medical offices on the ground floor, followed by 303 affordable residential units. All of the rental apartments will rent at below-market rates through the housing lottery. Amenities include a 73-car underground garage, space for a whopping 400 bikes, private residential storage space, a fitness center with a yoga room, a children’s playroom, and a terrace on the 16th floor. Greenland Forest City Partners, comprising of Greenland USA (the US branch of Shanghai-based Greenland Group) and Forest City Ratner Companies, is the developer. The duo are heading the 17-building Pacific Park mixed-use mega-development, of which 38 Sixth Avenue is a part. SHoP Architects is behind the design. Completion can probably be expected later this year or in early 2017.



325 Kent Avenue

16-Story, 522-Unit Mixed-Use Building Rises to 11th Floor at 325 Kent Avenue, Williamsburg

The 16-story, 522-unit mixed-use building under construction at 325 Kent Avenue, a block in from the East River in Williamsburg, is now 11 stories in height. Progress on the building – which was only in the foundation stages earlier this year – can be seen thanks to photos taken by Tectonic. The latest building permits indicate the structure will eventually encompass 401,246 square feet. It will feature 9,378 square feet of retail space on the ground and second floors, followed by residential units on the second through 15th floors. Twenty percent of the rental apartments, or 105, will rent at below-market rates through the housing lottery. Amenities include a five-level parking garage (two underground and three above-grade), storage space for 266 bikes, and “recreation space” on the fourth and 16th floors. The building represents the first phase of the five-building, mixed-use Domino Sugar Refinery mega-development. Two Trees Management Company is the developer, SHoP Architects is the design architect, and Ismael Leyva Architects is serving as the architect of record. Completion of the first building is scheduled for 2017.


80 South Street

First Glimpse of SHoP’s 80 South Street, Set to Soar Over 1,400 Feet

Yesterday was ‘Archmodel Wednesday’ on Instagram, which meant that YIMBY Forumers were actively posting images of several new developments. And in the background of an image containing SHoP’s 111 West 57th Street, our team of cyber-sleuths spotted another project that has not yet been revealed. 80 South Street’s massing diagram had alluded to the tower’s supertall potential, but now we have a look at an actual model of the building, though the fine-grained details remain fuzzy, which confirms that the tower will rise over 1,400 feet tall. That would make it the tallest building by roof height in Lower Manhattan, standing approximately 50 feet above the rooftop of One World Trade Center.

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