YIMBY can barely keep up with all the new construction projects in the East Williamsburg-Bushwick industrial zone, and today we have renderings for a pretty unusual commercial development at 101 Bogart Street, right near the Morgan Avenue L train stop. The six-story building will hold a hotel and a house of worship.
In August of 2014, YIMBY revealed renderings of Fortuna Realty’s planned luxury hotel building at 1150 Sixth Avenue, in Midtown between West 44th and 45th Streets, and now the developer has filed applications for the project. The 38-story, 310-key hotel will stand 415 feet tall and measure 138,458 square feet. Hotel rooms will average 447 square feet and begin on the fourth floor. The lobby, a lounge, spa, restaurant, ballroom, and meeting spaces will all be located on the lower levels. Ismael Leyva is the architect of record, and permits were filed last May to demolish an eight-story building.
Queens-based Talwinder Parmar is currently constructing a four-story, 46-key Comfort Inn hotel at 1766 East 49th Street, in southern Flatlands, on a vacant lot between Avenues N and O. The building will total 9,995 square feet, and rooms will average 217 square feet apiece. Jamaica-based Manish Savani is the architect of record. According to the Brooklyn Daily, local residents are concerned the hotel is being built to house homeless people through a city program. Applications were filed for the project late last year.
In August of 2014, YIMBY brought you the first glimpse of the 39-story, 465-key Virgin Hotel planned at 1225 Broadway, in Midtown South, and we revealed more renderings in January of this year. According to Commercial Observer, the developer has now broken ground on the 500,000 square-foot building, which will eventually contain 90,000 square feet of retail space. The hotel portion will measure 300,000 square feet, and 30,000 square feet will be designated as amenity space for guests. The Lam Group is the developer, while VOA Associates is the design architect, and completion is expected in 2018.
Last summer, a developer was brought in to build the 202-unit residential portion of Rivertowns Square, a mixed-use project in Westchester’s Dobbs Ferry, and now the lead developer, Saber Dobbs Ferry LLC, is bringing in Maryland-based Baywood Hotels Inc. to construct and manage a 138-key, 83,000 square-foot Hilton Garden Inn, per Westfair. The hotel will be located at 35 Livingstone Avenue, atop a two-story retail podium, formerly the site of a research facility. The head developer secured a $42 million loan earlier this month, and completion is expected in 2016.