In July 2015, the Landmarks Preservation Commission rejected a proposal by Green-Wood Cemetery to restore the Weir Greenhouse and build an adjacent three-story visitor center at 750 Fifth Avenue, located on the corner of 25th Street in Greenwood Heights. Later that year, the LPC approved restoration work, designed by Page Ayres Crowley Architects, on only the existing greenhouse structure. Construction is now underway on the 40-foot-tall structure, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported.
The Liberty Science Center is moving forward with plans to develop an eight-story, 400,000-square-foot mixed-use academic complex on the 16-acre site at 222 Jersey City Boulevard, in Jersey City’s Liberty Harbor section. Dubbed SciTech Scity, it will include the Liberty Science K-12 school, which will likely consist of charter, vocational, and/or private schools, Jersey Digs reported. There will also be roughly 160,000 square feet of research and collaborative office space, called Edge Works.
Developer Abraham Brach has acquired, for $27.5 million, the 30,000-square-foot development site at 191 Harrison Avenue, located between Bartlett and Gerry streets in the Broadway Triangle section of Williamsburg. The new owner plans to build a mixed-use project with community facility space, geared toward the Orthodox Jewish community, and residential units, The Real Deal reported. The site can accommodate up to 120,000 square feet of development. It’s occupied by multiple dilapidated, low-rise commercial-warehouses, ranging from one to three stories. Demolition permits have yet to be filed.
The city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) is partnering with the New York Public Library and the Robin Hood Foundation to explore redevelopment opportunities at 4790 Broadway, the site of the two-story Inwood Library, The Real Deal reported. A new building would retain the existing library and 100 percent of its residential units would be designated as affordable, although the scale of the project is unclear. The city will launch a request for proposals once workshops, where community members can give input, are held later this month. The proposal will have to be approved through the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP).
We have a bit of a theme going this week: updates from Baltic Street in Brooklyn. On Tuesday, we told you about the Baltic Park Slope at 613 Baltic Street. On Thursday, we told you about the rentals at 577 Baltic Street. Now, we have a report Adam America Real Estate’s “high-end” rentals under construction at 595 Baltic Street.