Oxford Nursing Home is planning to build a 138,000 square-foot, 200-bed nursing home at 141 Conover Street, in Red Hook, as well as a 37,000 square-foot health care facility. The development requires a trek through the ULURP process, because the block must be rezoned for residential purposes, according to DNAinfo. Construction is expected to begin in late 2016 or early 2016, pending proper approvals, and multiple low-rise structures must first be demolished.
At the very end of Bloomberg’s term as mayor, the city unveiled plans to transform a vacant city-owned tract in the Melrose neighborhood of the South Bronx into a million-square-foot affordable housing complex known as La Central. Now a new building application has been filed for the first part of the project, a nine-story supportive housing development at 626 Bergen Avenue.
Renderings of Hudson Companies’ planned 36-story, 139-condo-unit mixed-use building at 280 Cadman Plaza West, in Brooklyn Heights, have been released by the Daily News. Designed by Marvel Architects, the building will feature a 21,500 square-foot library on the ground floor, as well as retail and community space. The project must first pass through ULURP approvals, which begin this week. The existing two-story library will be demolished, and the developer has promised to offer temporary space for the Brooklyn Heights branch during construction. Hudson has also committed to building 114 off-site affordable units on two Clinton Hill lots, at 911-917 Atlantic Avenue and 1041-1047 Fulton Street.
As the Asian population grows in Elmhurst, developers in nearby Flushing have begun to cater to the neighborhood’s burgeoning Chinatown along Broadway. Right next to Queens Place Mall at 88-08 Justice Avenue, one builder has filed plans for a 20-story apartment building with community space on the lower floors.
Construction is underway to convert the vacant four-story, 7,175 square-foot building at 120 East 125th Street, in northern East Harlem, into a community facility. The Caribbean Center Cultural African Diaspora Institute is moving into the building and leading the $3.5 million conversion. According to Harlem+Bespoke, the interior has been gutted, and completion is expected later this year.