A development team has been selected by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) to build a five-building, 740-unit mixed-use project at the site of the abandoned Spofford Juvenile Detention Center. The facility, spread across five acres, is located at 1221 Spofford Avenue, in the South Bronx’s Hunts Point section. The development team comprises of Gilbane Development Company, the Hudson Companies, and Mutual Housing Association of New York.
In addition to projects at 480 Tenth Avenue and 500 West 52nd Street, the Clinton Housing Development Company (CHDC) is planning to build a 13-story, 110-unit mixed-use building at 552 West 52nd Street, in Hell’s Kitchen. The project will contain 110 affordable residential units geared towards artists.
A groundbreaking ceremony has been held for an eight-story, 68-unit mixed-use building at 54-25 101st Street, a.k.a. 54-15 101st Street, in Corona. The latest building permits indicate the project will measure 56,700 square feet and rise 80 feet in height, not including the bulkhead. There will be a 5,031-square-foot pre-kindergarten on the ground floor, followed by 68 affordable residential units, all designated for seniors, on the floors above. The apartments should average 688 square feet apiece.
The Sephardic Mikveh of Midwood has filed applications for a two-story, 8,143-square-foot ritualarium at 607 Avenue K, located on the corner of Ocean Parkway in Midwood. The facility will feature a ritual area in the cellar, administrative offices and a waiting area on the ground floor, and a multi-purpose room on the second floor. The Brooklyn-based Spiral Group is the architect of record of the 27-foot-tall structure. The 3,600-square-foot lot is vacant. Its three-story predecessor was demolished back in 2007. The Avenue J stop on the Q train is 10 blocks away.
The Clinton Housing Development Company (CHDC) is planning an 18-story, 98-unit mixed-use building at 480 Tenth Avenue, located on the corner of West 37th Street in the Hudson Yards District. The project will include retail space, space for the Hell’s Kitchen Community Center, a 74-seat black-box theater, and 98 affordable residential units.