YIMBY noted construction beginning in January 2014 at 11 East 31st Street, in Midtown South, where Simone Development Group is developing a mid-rise boutique hotel, with partners KSNY and Geolo Capital. The building is near topping out and has begun to receive its façade, according to A Fine Blog. Dubbed the Tommie Hotel, the tower is now expected to stand 30 stories, accommodating 120 hotel units across 108,120 square feet. Gwathmey Siegel Kaufman Architects is designing, and completion is expected in 2016.
Toby Moskovitz’s Heritage Equity Partners is planning a 10-story, 144-key hotel at 232 Siegel Street in East Williasmburg, near the Morgan L stop.
Amid a controversy over height, the mixed-use development Pierhouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park, spanning Furman Street in northern Brooklyn Heights, is making slow progress. 1 Hotel, the 10-story, 200-unit hotel at 60 Furman Street, is nearly completely clad with glass. The 10-story condominium building at 90 Furman Street has topped out and is preparing for its façade installation, according to Brownstoner. At 130 Furman Street, concrete is up to the fourth and final occupied floor. The development will have 108 condo units between the two residential buildings, and completion is expected by 2016.
Advance Realty is planning to develop a five-story, 150-key AC Hotel (by Marriott) at the southeast corner of Frank E. Rodgers Boulevard South and Guyon Drive, near the PATH station in Harrison, New Jersey. The lot comes vacant, and the building will span 85,000 square feet, including 4,300 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, according to NJ Biz. A completion date has not yet been disclosed.
Hotel developers are piling into manufacturing zones from the South Bronx to Bushwick, but the de Blasio administration is considering a ban on hotel development in these areas, particularly in protected industrial business zones (IBZs).