In January, news broke that New York University’s Langone Medical Center signed a lease for 55,000 square feet on three floors of the planned 14-story, 100-unit mixed-use project at 175 Delancey Street – Site 6 of the Essex Crossing mega-development – located on the Lower East Side. Now, construction is ongoing on the ground-floor of the building, The Lo-Down reports. This portion of the development will measure 177,950 square feet and will feature 100 senior housing units. In addition to the medical center, the project’s four-story base will include 6,000 square feet of retail, a 13,000-square-foot senior center with a coffee shop, a 24,000-square-foot education facility, and a 4,000-square-foot outdoor garden. Dattner Architects is behind the design, and Delancy Street Associates (L+M Development Partners, Taconic Investment Partners, and BFC Partners) is developing. Completion is expected in 2017.
In June of 2015, YIMBY reported on applications for a seven-story, 36-unit mixed-use building at 306 West 142nd Street, in northern Harlem. Since then, a rendering has surfaced of the project, and concrete pouring for the foundation is underway, Harlem+Bespoke reports. The structure will encompass 38,991 square feet, of which 2,036 square feet of space will be designated for a ground-floor community facility. The residential units should average 650 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments, and amenities include storage space for 18 bikes, laundry, an outdoor space on the ground-floor, and a rooftop terrace. Montroy Andersen DeMarco is designing, although EDI International is currently serving as the architect of record. Heritage Real Estate Partners is the developer. Completion can probably be expected in 2017.
After having its first proposal rejected, a supportive housing institution in Brooklyn has received approval to expand its campus. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to allow both demolition and new construction on the campus of the Institute for Community Living (ICL), located at 839 St. Marks Avenue, at the corner of Brooklyn Avenue in the Crown Heights North Historic District.
Property owner Junghyun Park has filed applications for a two-story, 5,077-square-foot, multi-use commercial project at 162-31 Depot Road, in Queens’s Murray Hill, located right across from the Broadway station on the Long Island Rail Road. The new building will contain 1,720 square feet of retail space on the ground and cellar levels, in addition to 1,692 square feet of medical offices on a first-floor mezzanine level and the second floor. Duk Gyoo Lee’s Flushing-based TL Engineering is the applicant of record. The 24-foot-wide, 1,816-square-foot site is has long sat vacant.
The city School Construction Authority is planning a new building for P.S. 101 in Gravesend, at the southern edge of Brooklyn.