Soho Properties, MHP Real Estate Services and Hampshire Hotels Group have closed on the purchase of 19,772 square feet of air rights for their planned 29-story, 384-foot mixed-use commercial building at 560 7th Avenue, in Midtown (at 40th Street), according to Commercial Observer. A 238-key Dream Hotel is planned, which will also feature retail space on the ground & second floor, and restaurants on the third floor and cellar level. Stonehill & Taylor Architects is designing, and demolition of the existing six-story building is expected to commence by the end of this year.
Advanced talks were underway earlier this spring to convert JFK Airport’s vacant TWA Flight Center into a hotel, and now the project appears to be happening, according to Curbed. A 505-key hotel is expected, which will be accompanied by 40,000 square feet of meeting space, six to eight dining options, an observation deck, and a museum.
Just as BRP Companies gets ready to start construction on its big, mixed-use project, The Crossing at Jamaica Station, Able Management is working on plans for a 27-story Hilton Garden Inn at 93-43 Sutphin Boulevard, across the street from the Jamaica AirTrain and LIRR station. Now YIMBY has a new rendering for the Hilton, first revealed by DNAinfo last fall.
Teddi Li’s Iron City Construction has filed applications for a nine-story, 61-key hotel at 88 Walker Street, a vacant lot in western Chinatown. The building will measure a total 23,330 square feet and includes a 2,300 square-foot community facility on the ground floor. Forest Hills-based James Cheng, of Design 101, is the architect of record.
Foundation work has given away to vertical construction at 645 Union Street, in Gowanus, where a five-story, 78-key hotel is planned, dubbed Gowanus Inn & Yard. According to Brownstoner, Matt Abramcyk and Alec Shtromandel are developing, while Kutnicki Bernstein Architects is serving as the architect of record. The building, located at the R train’s Union Street stop, will measure 18,835 square feet in total, and a restaurant will operate in the cellar. Completion is expected in Summer of 2016.