The completion of Two Trees’ tower at 300 Ashland Place has opened several opportunities for new retail in the neighborhood, and within the new storefronts, New York City’s first Whole Foods Market 365 is expected to open on Wednesday, January 31st. The grocery store is an offshoot of its parent company, and will feature cheaper prices with competitive selections marketed towards budget-conscious families, students, and commuters. The location is officially Fort Greene, Brooklyn, but it sits very close to Downtown Brooklyn.
Demolition permits have been filed for the five-story building at 126 Madison Avenue, in Midtown South, Manhattan. The site will become a commercial extension of 15 East 30th Street, a residential high-rise. Photos show construction is moving along for the project, which will top out at 51 stories.
Permits have been filed for a three-story mixed-use building at 104 Kenilworth Place, in Flatbush, Brooklyn. The project will rise two blocks away from the Flatbush Avenue Subway Station, the end of the line for the 2 and 5 trains, and three blocks away from the Brooklyn College campus. Y & G Realty NY will be responsible for the development.
SHoP Architects has submitted applications for a major new project at 1508 Coney Island Avenue, in Midwood, Brooklyn. The 10-story mixed-use high-rise will be situated on the major commercial thoroughfare of the area. Eight blocks away is the Avenue M Subway Station, serviced by the Q trains. It should be noted that the project is not close the Coney Island beach boardwalk, which is over four miles away.
Permits have been filed for a 312,880 square foot mixed-use building at 1755 Watson Avenue in Soundview, Bronx. The project was made possible after the site was rezoned from R5 to R7A. R5 zoning allows for a floor area ration (FAR) development of 1.25, which would typically produce a three or four-story attached house. R7A zoning allows for 4.0 FAR, and a maximum height limit of 85 feet, the exact height of this new building. Azimuth Development Group is responsible for the development.