Last summer, excavation kicked off at 438 East 12th Street, in the East Village, where a six-story, 82-unit mixed-use building is under development by Douglas Steiner. Then in December, the developer secured a $130 million construction loan for the project. The Real Deal now reports the project has received approval from the Attorney General’s office, putting the valuation of the project’s 82 units at $215 million. When completed in 2017, the 151,943 square-foot building will have 8,376 and 961 square feet of ground-floor retail and medical offices, respectively. The units above will average 1,315 square feet apiece, and will come in one- to four-bedroom layouts. The amenities, located on the ground and cellar levels, will include a pool and spa, a gym, a library, and a children’s playroom, as well as courtyard and rooftop gardens. Perkins Eastman affiliate S9 Architecture is the designing architect and Paris Forino is designing the interiors.
Brooklyn-based Bawabeh Brothers has filed applications for a five-story, 11-unit mixed-use building at 1732 Hancock Street, in southern Ridgewood, located seven blocks south of the Seneca Avenue stop on the M train. The entire structure will measure 24,825 square feet in total, 12,596 square feet of which will be for a dialysis center located on the ground and second stories. On the rest of the second floor and on the upper levels, there will be a total of 11 residential units averaging 931 square feet apiece. Rego Park-based Diego Aguilera Architects is the applicant of record. The 8,009 square-foot lot is currently being used for parking.
The city’s Department of Design and Construction tasked the Bjarke Ingels Group to design a new three-story station for New York City Police Department’s 40th Precinct, and now the Architect’s Newspaper has the project’s reveal. The new station will be located at 561-585 St. Ann’s Avenue, currently a vacant parcel on the corner of East 149th Street, in Mott Haven. The 59-foot-tall facility will measure 43,500 square feet and will feature a central indoor atrium, a green roof, and a community meeting room. The project will also include the redesign of a triangular parking lot immediately to the north. Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects is leading the site design work. Completion is expected in 2020.
The $34 million renovation and redesign of Fordham Plaza – bound by East 189th Street and East Fordham Road, and Park Avenue and Firefighters Boulevard in the West Bronx – has recently been completed, according to the Architect’s Newspaper. The plaza was designed by Grimshaw Architects and features a café, market canopies, public toilets, vegetation, and seating. It also serves 12 bus lines and is directly above the Fordham station on the Metro-North Railroad. The initiative behind the project was to reduce traffic accidents and to create a more pedestrian-friendly experience. The city’s Department of Design and Construction and Department of Transportation were behind the project.
Within the last few weeks, new details emerged of the planned eight-story, 60-unit mixed-use building being developed at 98-02 Queens Boulevard, in Rego Park, and now DNAinfo has a rendering of the project. As reported previously, the 75,000 square-foot structure will contain rental units that come in one-, two-, and three-bedroom configurations. The apartments will average 657 square feet apiece, and amenities include a gym, an indoor pool, a children’s playground, and bike storage. The entire ground floor will be retail and 7,000 square feet of community facility space, in the form of medical offices, will be located on the level above. Demolition of the existing retail structure is expected in the spring and completion is slated for late 2017. Bahar Corporation is developing and Peter Casini Architect is behind the design.