The New York York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), with Staten Island Borough President James Oddo, has announced the master plan to redevelop the severely dilapidating Seaview Hospital complex at 460 Brielle Avenue, located in central Staten Island. The mixed-use redevelopment, dubbed Sea View Healthy Community, will include medical space, retail, residential units, and community facilities/public open space. Currently, the city is in the process of allocating funding for infrastructure improvements and upgrades. The NYCEDC is planning to launch the application processes, a formal Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI), for individual components of the redevelopment later this year. The campus sits within the New York City Farm Colony-Seaview Hospital Historic District, which means the Landmarks Preservation Commission must approve the design of all of project’s components. So far, the LPC has approved plans for a two-story Meals on Wheels building.
Construction has topped out and façade installation is well underway on Memorial Sloan Kettering’s six-story Laboratory Medicine Building being built at 327 East 64th Street, on the southern end of the Upper East Side. YIMBY can bring you this update thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. The facility, which YIMBY revealed renderings for in 2014, encompasses 95,976 square feet, according to the latest building permits. Laboratories and research areas will be located on two sub-cellar levels and the ground through fourth floors. Offices will be hosted on the fifth and sixth floors. There will also be an outdoor terrace on the sixth floor. The 75-foot-tall structure is being designed by Perkins+Will and is seeking LEED Gold certification. Opening is expected in 2017.
Since hitting 22 stories in height back in June, the 30-story, 225-unit mixed-use tower under construction at 509 West 38th Street, in the Hudson Yards District, has topped out. The progress can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums by user JC_Heights earlier this month. The 361-foot-tall tower encompasses 243,689 square feet. There will be 13,739 square feet of retail space across parts of the ground and second floors, along with 29,180 square feet of community facility space on parts of the ground through fifth floors. The residential units, rental apartments, should average 786 square feet apiece and 20 percent (46 units) will rent at below-market rates through the affordable housing lottery. Imperial Companies is the developer and BKSK Architects is behind the architecture. Completion is anticipated in 2017.
The Cheder School, a high school located at 401 Elmwood Avenue in northern Midwood, has filed applications for a two-story, 12-unit student dormitory on the adjacent lot at 323 Elmwood Avenue. It will measure 7,842 square feet and its dorm rooms should average 532 square feet apiece. Amenities include bike storage and laundry facilities. David Y. Shteierman’s Financial District-based DJ Associates Architect is the architect of record. The 80-foot-wide, 6,673-square-foot property is currently occupied by a two-and-a-half-story house. Demolition permits were filed back in February. The Avenue I stop on the F train is three blocks away.
As the Asian and Latino immigrant communities in Flushing grow, the sprawling neighborhood needs more schools and daycares to accommodate thousands of families with young children. The city has started to recognize that and filed plans for a new building on the current campus of P.S. 24 Andrew Jackson School, in East Flushing.