Earlier this year, YIMBY revealed renderings for the first phase of Essex Crossing, a multi-site mixed-use project on the Lower East Side being developed by L+M Development, Taconic Investment and BFC Partners. Bowery Boogie now reports excavation has begun on the first building, located at 242 Broome Street, where a SHoP-designed 14-story, 55-unit mixed-use building is planned. Splitsville Lanes will occupy the basement, and other retail space is also expected on the ground floor.
Another day, another huge Long Island City tower. Plans were filed Saturday for a 28-story mixed-use tower designed by SHoP Architects at 5-49 46th Avenue, on the waterfront in the Hunters Point section of the neighborhood.
CRE Development has filed applications for a 14-story, 48-unit mixed-use building at 45-24 Vernon Boulevard, in western Long Island City. The building will measure 52,500 square feet, and the first floor will have 4,570 square feet of commercial-retail. SHoP Architects is designing, and an existing single-story commercial building must first be demolished. The Real Deal was the first to report on the filings.
Excavation is underway for Two Trees’ 16-story, 522-unit building at 317-329 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg. The building will total 382,750 square feet, and 9,370 square feet will be set aside for retail space. It’s the first phase of the Domino Redevelopment project, and completion of the first building is expected in 2017, reports Brownstoner. SHoP is designing, and 105 units will be set aside as affordable housing.
The Fashion Institute of Technology has been granted $74 million from the de Blasio administration to build a 10-story, 100,000 square-foot complex connected to the Martin Feldmen Center on West 28th Street in Chelsea. Plans have been in the works for years, and construction is expected to kick off next year. SHoP is designing the project, reports Curbed.