About two years ago, an old Yeshiva University lecture hall in Murray Hill, on the East Side of Manhattan, bit the dust. Now, completion of its replacement is not far off.
Excavation is complete and foundation work is now underway on a 16-story, 11-unit mixed-use building, technically listed as an expansion of the Park Avenue Christian Church’s five-story rectory. The address is 1010 Park Avenue, between East 84th and 85th streets on the Upper East Side. A photo of the site was posted to Twitter by the church’s neighbor, Regis High School. The project will measure 59,398 square feet and will incorporate some elements of the original rectory’s façade into its facade. The ground floor and two sub-cellar levels will be used by the church, and condominium units, averaging an opulent 5,043 square feet apiece, will take up the floors above. Extell Development Company is the developer and Beyer Blinder Belle is behind the architecture. A construction timeline is not currently known. Since the site sits within the Park Avenue Historic District, the Landmarks Preservation Commission had to approve the project, which happened in January of 2015.
The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) has released preliminary plans, ahead of a presentation set to be given later in September, to develop a 1.1-million-square-foot mixed-use project at 2460 Second Avenue, in northern East Harlem. The city-owned property, currently a vacant 105,000-square-foot former bus depot, was the site of a church and a slave burial ground during the 17th century, Commercial Observer reported. The redevelopment would include a 15,000-square-foot living memorial and cultural center in honor those who were buried there. The rest of the project could include 730 rental apartments, half of which would rent at below-market rates. In addition, the plan calls for 315,000 square feet of commercial space, including retail and offices, and 30,000 square feet for community facilities. It would be accommodated by a 300-car parking garage and 18,000 square feet of outdoor space. Since the site is city-owned, the project must be approved through the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP). Completion is tentatively set for 2022. The block-encompassing site is located between East 126th and 127th streets.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s (MSKCC) 22-story, 779,832-square-foot portion of the David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care, under construction at 530 East 74th Street on the Upper East Side, is now four stories above street level. Work was solely underway on the foundation when YIMBY reported on the project in January. The latest construction progress can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums by Tectonic. Work appears to still be below grade on City University of New York’s (CUNY)/Hunter College School of Nursing’s 16-story, 750,000-square-foot portion at 524 East 74th Street. MSKCC’s portion will focus on the treatment of various forms of cancer, while CUNY’s portion will focus on research and physical therapy. Perkins Eastman and Ennead Architects are designing the project, and a recent rendering is below. Completion is expected by 2018, with opening scheduled for 2019.
Property owner Zin Long Dai has filed applications for a four-story, 11-unit mixed-use building at 1759 Bay Ridge Parkway, in Bensonhurst. It will measure 15,190 square feet and will include a 5,190-square-foot daycare center on the ground and cellar levels, followed by residential units on the second through fourth floors. The residential units should average 909 square feet apiece, which means either rentals or condominiums could be in the works. A 13-car parking garage will be located in the cellar. Shiming Tam’s Brooklyn-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 8,000-square-foot site is currently occupied by two-and-a-half-story house. Demolition permits were filed in August. The 79th Street stop on the D train is five blocks away.