Construction has wrapped up entirely and occupancy is currently underway at the five-story, 80-unit affordable/supportive housing project at 331 Saratoga Avenue, located on the corner of Bergen Street, in Ocean Hill. Photos of the completed building can be seen in a Curbed NY report. Dubbed Bergen Saratoga Apartments, it measures 74,614 square feet. It will feature 40 one- and two-bedroom apartments that will rent at below-market rates through the affordable housing lottery, in addition to 40 studio apartments that will be occupied by formerly homeless people. CAMBA will also supply social services for the building’s residents. Amenities include a library with a computer room, an outdoor recreational space with a playground, a community room with a kitchen, laundry facilities, storage for 40 bikes, and 15 off-street parking spaces. Dunn Development Corp. and the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HDP) are the developers, while SLCE Architects is behind the design. Construction on the project began in 2014.
It won’t be the largest new single-building residential project in New York City, but by any measure developer TF Cornerstone’s 606 West 57th Street will be big. Thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums by user JC_Heights, it can be seen that foundation work is well underway.
Foundation work is now underway on the 54-story, 790-unit residential redevelopment of the seven-story former Eagle Electric Manufacturing building at 43-22 Queens Street, in the Queens Plaza/Court Square section of Long Island City. The news comes as The Court Square Blog recently snapped some shots of the construction site. The latest building permits indicate the entire project will measure 712,747 square feet. The complex will feature rental apartments averaging 763 square feet apiece. Amenities include private residential storage, an inner courtyard, multiple tenant lounges, a fitness center, a bike storage room, laundry facilities, a library, a children’s playroom, and a rooftop terrace on the seventh floor. YIMBY revealed renderings of the SLCE Architects-designed project back in March of 2015. Over the past year or so, crews have gutted the existing building and conducted excavation work at the site. Rockrose Development is the developer, and completion is anticipated in late 2017.
Benenson Capital Partners and Mack Real Estate Group have proposed a 12-story, 155-rental-unit mixed-use complex at the site of the former Peter Stuyvesant Post Office, at 432 East 14th Street in the East Village. The developers have applied for a variance with the Board of Standards and Appeals in attempt to build four stories higher than zoning allows, DNAinfo reported. The latest permits with the Buildings Department reflect the proposal. If the variance is granted, 9,131 square feet of retail space would be located on the ground and cellar levels. The residential units should average 743 square feet apiece, with 31 of them to rent at below-market rates. Amenities include bike storage space, private residential storage, a fitness center, laundry facilities, and multiple other “recreational rooms.” If the variance isn’t granted, YIMBY assumes the developer will move forward with previously filed plans, which call for an eight-story, 114-unit complex. SLCE Architects is the architect of record. Earlier this year, the first rendering was revealed of the eight-story project.
Last month, YIMBY brought you new renderings of the 54-story, 33-unit ultra-luxury residential tower under construction at 520 Park Avenue, located on East 60th Street in Lenox Hill. The building is now between 15 and 20 stories above street level, as seen in photos posted to the YIMBY Forums by Robert Walpole and ILNY, and can be seen for the first time from Central Park. Crews are also installing limestone to the structure’s western façade. The 781-foot-tall tower will encompass 251,892 square feet, and its condominium units should average an opulent 5,394 square feet apiece. The building’s amenities are all listed in our previous update. Zeckendorf Development is the developer and Robert A.M. Stern Architects is behind the design. SLCE Architects is serving as the architect of record. Completion is expected in 2017.