Hotel developers have started flocking to the transit-rich and industrially zoned area around Queensboro Plaza, but it looks like the hotel boom has moved north towards the Astoria borderlands. New building applications were filed today for a nine-story hotel at 12-02 37th Avenue in Long Island City, at the edge of the neighborhood’s Industrial Business Zone.
Earlier this week, YIMBY revealed the planned nine-story, 175-key Hoxton Hotel at 97 Wythe Avenue, in northern Williamsburg, and now the project’s designer, Perkins Eastman, sent along updated renderings showing slight tweaks in the façade. The 59,910 square-foot building will include some form of restaurant operations on the terraced second floor and the roof. Sydell Group is developing, and the site’s former single-story structure was demolished in late 2014.
Last year, YIMBY reported on the first permits for a new hotel coming to 97 Wythe Avenue, between North 9th and 10th Streets, along a corridor that’s booming with new development. And now a tipster has sent YIMBY a rendering for New York’s first Hoxton Hotel, which is being designed by Perkins Eastman.
Marx Development Group has acquired 35,550 square feet of transferable development rights for $7 million as they prepare to build a 39-story and 438-key hotel at 450 11th Avenue, in Midtown West. According to Commercial Observer, the building will measure 213,300 square feet, although plans have yet to be filed with the DOB. Multiple single-story commercial buildings must first be demolished, and ground breaking is planned in 2016.
Back in May of 2014, One Wall Street was acquired by Harry Macklowe from BNY Mellon for $585 million, with plans to convert the building from office to residential use. The Ralph Walker-designed tower is one of the most iconic skyscrapers in the Financial District, from its limestone exterior, to the vulcan-inspired Red Room, all the way to the former executive smoking room/observation lounge at the tip-top of the building. And now YIMBY has the first renderings of what the building will eventually look like, courtesy of a tipster, who sent along CetraRuddy-designed plans that transform the building’s base into a major retail destination, and its upper floors into condominiums and a hotel.