World renowned architecture firm Robert A.M. Stern Architects is working on yet another project on the Upper West Side, and this time it’s the restoration and interior design for 225 West 86th Street, aka The Belnord. The building is just off of the 1 subway line between 86th Street and 87th Streets, and Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue.
Last week, the City Council approved plans for Atlas Capital Group and Westbrook Partners to acquire $100 million worth of air rights from Pier 40, overseen by the Hudson River Park Trust, to develop a 1,586-unit mixed-use complex at 550 Washington Street, in Hudson Square. The project is set to include five towers, the New York Times reported, although their height was not disclosed. Thirty percent of the units, or 475 apartments, will rent at below-market rates through the housing lottery. One of the residential towers will be geared towards “older tenants.” There would also be retail space and a 15,000-square-foot recreation center.
RXR Realty and Westbrook Partners have filed applications to convert the eight-story, 665,901-square-foot industrial complex at 47 Hall Street, located on the corner of Park Avenue in northern Clinton Hill, into office space. Sections of the basement and first floors will contain retail space, a restaurant, office amenities, and a 31-car parking garage. Office space will fill other parts of the first floor, as well as the entirety of the second through eighth floors. A ninth-floor penthouse expansion is also indicated. In total, the complex will contain 528,301 square feet of commercial space, The Real Deal reported. Marvel Architects is serving as the architect of record.
The 12-story Standish Hotel in Brooklyn Heights is getting a makeover, and YIMBY has a rendering of the revamped property at 169-171 Columbia Heights.
DDG and Westbrook Partners plan to convert the former Standish Hotel building at 169 Columbia Heights, in Brooklyn Heights, into condominium units, according to Crain’s. The team acquired the property from Taurus Investment Holdings for $60 million in the summer of 2015. Taurus had converted the 12-story building into 112 rental apartments last decade. It’s currently dubbed The Standish. It was not disclosed if the number of units will change after the conversion.