Concrete and steel beams are up to the fourth floor of Aloft Hotel, a 176-key hotel project at 27-45 Jackson Avenue, in Long Island City, The Court Square Blog reports. The development will span 68,160 square feet on the thru-block lot, featuring an 18-story tower on Jackson Avenue and a thinner eight-story counterpart on Hunter Street. Gene Kaufman is designing and Nissim Seliktar is listed as the property’s owner. Completion is expected in Spring 2016.
Construction is up to the 10th floor of Commune Hotel & Resort’s planned 20-story, 229-key hotel at 50 Bowery, in Chinatown. According to Bowery Boogie, the hotel will be operated by Joie de Vivre, and a retail portion is included in the base of the structure. Peter Poon is designing the project, which is expected to be complete in Spring 2016.
Alfred Sanzari Enterprises is planning to develop a 13-story, 350-key hotel on the parking lot at 284 East Oakdene Avenue, in Bergen County’s Teaneck. Located near the New Jersey Turnpike, the hotel will be operated by two hotel brands, each being responsible for the project’s short-stay or extended-stay portion, according to NorthJersey.com.
The Turtle Bay outpost of AKA’s condo-style extended-stay residences is getting a revamp, and the company sent along renderings of the new interiors for the 21-story tower at 234 East 46th Street.
Prolific hotel developer Sam Chang has revised plans for a proposed hotel development at 334 West 36th Street, in the Garment District. Previous plans called for the demolition of the existing six-story Christ Church, but now the structure and its façade are being incorporated into the new development. According to The New York Times, the hotel will stand 28 stories, and DOB permits now show 566 hotel rooms. This is an increase from earlier applications, which called for 20 stories and 406 rooms.