Douglaston Development, New York State Homes and Community Renewal, and New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development recently announced the closing of construction financing for a $93.5 million mixed-use affordable housing development. The senior housing development addressed as 2856 Webster Avenue will bring 188 units to the Bedford Park neighborhood in The Bronx.
Permits have been filed for an eight-story mixed-use building at 14-41 Broadway in Astoria, Queens. Located between 14th Street and 21st Street, the interior lot is five blocks west of the Broadway subway station, serviced by the N and W trains. Steven Rigogiannis of Plaza North 1031 is listed as the owner behind the applications.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is now reviewing proposals from Howard Hughes Corporation to construct a new pair of high-rise towers at 250 Water Street and a multi-phase expansion of the South Street Seaport Museum in Manhattan’s Financial District. The developer has selected Skidmore, Owings & Merrill as lead architect with supporting design services from JHPA and historic preservation experts Higgins Quasebarth & Partners.
Construction is imminent on Twin Parks Terrace, a 14-story affordable housing development in the Bronx’s Fordham Heights neighborhood. Settlement Housing and Joy Construction are developing the project on land owned by New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), in partnership with New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, New York City Housing Development Corporation, and NYCHA. Danois Architects is designing the mixed-use building that will include 182 residential units, amenities, 10,489 square feet of ground-floor retail, and 1,883 square feet of community facility space.
Work is progressing at 215 West 42nd Street, where the historic Times Square Theater is in the process of a retail conversion and expansion. Designed by Beyer Blinder Belle and developed by NYC Economic Development Corporation and Stillman Development International, the $100 million project calls for extensive interior renovations and a vertical extension that will double the structure’s height, bringing it to 138 feet tall and six stories above ground, as well as the addition of a cellar level. The property is located in the heart of Times Square between Seventh and Eighth Avenues, and will yield 52,521 square feet with 34,313 square feet designated for commercial space.