One of the most controversial developments in Lower Manhattan got a big thumbs up from the Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday. The LPC approved the Howard Hughes Corporation plan for Pier 17 at the South Street Seaport, which includes demolition of the Link Building. A big point of contention when the plan was presented in August was a proposed rooftop pergola. With that removed, commission approval was a snap. Tuesday’s presentation also revealed some new renderings of the site.
New renderings have been published of Essex Crossing‘s 150,000 square-foot bi-level market, dubbed Market Line, per Curbed. The food market will span under Norfolk and Suffolk Streets, on the Lower East Side, connecting to three separate buildings planned on different blocks within the development. The future location of the Essex Street Market will feature an above-grade, two-level promenade, in addition to 9,000 square feet of garden space. A slew of retail options will be made available, in addition to the previously disclosed attractions, including a Regal Cinema and bowling ally. SHoP is designing the Market Line component.
In mid-2014, YIMBY reported on applications for a 34-story, 78-unit residential building at 1711-1717 First Avenue/360 East 89th Street, on the Upper East Side, and then we revealed renderings of the project later that year. Now, foundation work is well underway, according to DNAinfo, and a crane can be seen operating on-site. Dubbed Citizen360, the building will feature condominiums ranging from one- to four-bedrooms, as well as 3,558 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. Anbau Enterprises is developing, SHoP Architects is designing, and occupancy is expected by the spring of 2017.
130-134 Holdings LLC, Spiritos Properties and Icor Associates are planning to develop a 10-story, 120-foot-tall residential building at 475 West 18th Street, in West Chelsea, according to the Wall Street Journal. The building — dubbed West 475 — would be built of just wood, and is being designed by SHoP Architects. Per Curbed, the building could begin construction in early 2016. The site also spans 130-134 10th Avenue, and three townhouses must first be demolished.
Bruce Teitelbaum and a group of investors are proposing a mixed-use, multimillion-square-foot development at 44-02 Vernon Boulevard, on the East River, in Long Island City. According to Politico New York, the vacant 212,670 square-foot property will likely be rezoned for a residential tower of more than one million square feet. Teitelbaum is also planning to acquire the six-story office building at 44-36 Vernon Boulevard, currently owned by the city. If successful, the project may also include open space, affordable housing, a public school, and a hotel.