A long-vacant South Bronx lot in Highbridge may become new housing. Building applications were filed last week to develop eight stories of apartments at 1285 Edward L Grant Highway, on the corner of West 169th Street.
In the fight over whether to rezone Prospect Lefferts Gardens in Brooklyn, a few industrially zoned blocks have become major sticking points. Activists have argued that a few highway-like blocks along Empire Boulevard, at the northwestern edge of the neighborhood, would produce high-rise development and gentrification if they were rezoned to allow new apartments. But there are two more industrial blocks at the southern end of the hood, on Parkside Avenue between Rogers and New York avenues, and now, a new building may replace an old warehouse there at 640 Parkside Avenue, between Rogers and Nostrand avenues.
The 14-story, 100-unit mixed-use building under development at 175 Delancey Street, on the Lower East Side, is now eight stories above street level, which is a seven-story increase since April. A photo of the construction progress can be seen via the YIMBY Forums by Tectonic. The latest building permits indicate the structure will measure 177,950 square feet. The project’s four-story base will host a 55,000-square-foot medical facility run by NYU Langone Medical Center, 6,060 square feet of retail on the ground floor, a 24,000-square-foot educational facility, a 13,000-square-foot senior center fit with a coffee shop, and a 4,000-square-foot garden terrace. There will be 100 affordable senior housing units on the 10 floors above. Amenities include laundry facilities and storage for 57 bikes. Delancey Street Associates, comprised of L+M Development Partners, Taconic Investment Partners, and BFC Partners, is the developer. Dattner Architects is designing. The building is Site 6 of the Essex Crossing mega-development, and completion of this component is expected in 2017.
Woodside-based property owner Jakey Patwari, head of New Haven Co. of NY Inc., has filed applications for a six-story, seven-unit mixed-use building at 1358 Odell Street, in the East Bronx’s Parkchester section. The structure will encompass 13,475 square feet. It will feature 2,229 square feet of commercial space and 2,191 square feet of community space across the cellar through second floors (likely for retail and medical offices), followed by seven residential units across the third through sixth floors. The units should average 807 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Ling Li’s Flushing-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,575-square-foot property is currently vacant. It’s located two blocks from the Castle Hill Avenue stop on the 6 train.
Construction has topped out on the 12-story, 178,958-square-foot medical facility-office building under development at 620 Fulton Street, in Downtown Brooklyn, as seen in photos posted to the YIMBY Forums by JC_Heights. The project is being built by the New York Hotel Trades & Hotel Association of New York City Employee Benefit Fund, which is an organization that provides medical and social services to hotel union workers. It will serve as their Brooklyn branch. Health care facilities, totaling 65,000 square feet, will be located on the ground through fifth floors, followed by 70,000 square feet of office space on the sixth through 11th floors. There will also be 20,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor and a restaurant. TriBeCa-based Francis Cauffman is behind the design. Façade installation has not yet begun, although completion is expected before 2017.