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461 Dean Street

Pacific Park’s 32-Story, 363-Unit Mixed-Income Apartment Tower Tops Out at 461 Dean Street, Prospect Heights

In February, the 32-story, 363-unit mixed-use modular tower under development at 461 Dean Street, in Prospect Heights, had reached its 25th story. Now, the 348,269-square-foot building has finally topped out, with the last modular unit installed earlier this week, Curbed NY reported. The project was the first of 15 towers to begin constructed as part of the Pacific Park mega-development. There will be 32,678 square feet of commercial space split between retail on the ground floor and storage space for the Barclays Center on floors two through six. The rental apartments should average 660 square feet apiece, and 181 of them will rent at below-market rates through the housing lottery. Amenities include a bike storage room, private residential storage, laundry facilities, a fitness center, an entertainment room/lounge, a children’s play room, and a common outdoor terrace on the 20th floor. Forest City Ratner Companies (a branch of Forest City Realty Trust) is developing, with SHoP Architects behind the design. Completion is expected this fall.


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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The American Copper Buildings, 626 First Avenue. All photographs by the author

JDS and SHoP Show Off Skybridge at American Copper Buildings, 626 First Avenue

The developer and architect behind one of the most striking new developments in New York City showed off its signature feature on Wednesday. They also revealed its new name. 626 First Avenue, a product of JDS Development and SHoP Architects located at East 36th Street in what you would have to call Murray Hill, will hence forth be known as the American Copper Buildings.

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626 First Avenue

Two-Towered, 800-Unit Residential Complex Tops Out At 626 First Avenue, Murray Hill

It was in December that YIMBY last brought you a construction update on the two-towered, 800-unit residential development under construction at 626 First Avenue, between East 35th and 36th streets in Murray Hill. The residential towers – now standing 41 and 48 stories – have since topped out, as seen in photos by Tectonic. The apartment units should average 906 square feet apiece and will be accompanied by 94,700 square feet of amenities, including a 38,000-square-foot public park. There will also be 4,100 square feet of ground-floor retail space. JDS Development Group is the developer of the 825,000-square-foot complex, and SHoP Architects is behind the design. Completion is expected in early 2017.


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