Development is underway for a new high-rise in Brooklyn Heights. It has been less than a year since the old Brooklyn Heights branch of the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) was demolished, at 280 Cadman Plaza West. Work has progressed swiftly since, and thanks to images from Tectonic, we can confirm the new skyscraper has reached its second floor, with foundation work now apparently complete.
Development around Union Square has always been tightly monitored, which makes any newsfor the neighborhood all the more exciting. Today, YIMBY has an exclusive first look at new renderings for 110 East 16th Street, a Morris Adjmi Architects-designed mixed-use building which hopes to rise 21 floors above ground. The City Landmark Preservation granted approval in January for the proposal, though the ULURP process is still underway. The current structure, a nine-story parking garage, may be one of the few in the area whose demolition won’t cause a stir.
Significant progress has been made on the construction of a six-story building at 199 Montrose Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The lot has been vacant for at least a decade, with proposals for other developments on record as early as 2008. It appears that foundation work has been started, with steel paneling raised to ground level. It does not look as though concrete has been poured yet. Ranco Capital LLC is responsible for the development.
Permits have been filed for two eight-story community-facility buildings at 2658 and 2660 Kingsbridge Terrace in the Fordham Manor, the Bronx neighborhood. The development is linked with 2662 Kingsbridge Terrace, whose permits we covered in December 2017. The site is located eight blocks away from the Kingsbridge Road subway station, serviced by the 4 train. Ari Thaler is responsible for the development.
The new Edenwald YMCA in The Bronx will officially move forward following full approval from the City Council, New York City Planning Commission, and the Department of Buildings. Located at 1250 East 229th Street, the development is expected to create over 100 temporary jobs in its construction phase, and another 100 permanent jobs once completed.