The proposed East New York rezoning is already drawing new development to the area near Broadway Junction, like a new hotel planned at 100 New Jersey Avenue in the shadow of the elevated J train tracks in Cypress Hills, East New York’s northern section.
Prodigy Network has filed applications to convert and expand the existing 15-story, 104,500 square-foot commercial building at 17 John Street, in the Financial District, to a 23-story, 194-key extended-stay hotel; office and retail space is also planned. The expanded building will measure roughly 149,600 square feet, and Woods Bagot is designing, while Mancini Duffy is serving as the architect of record. The existing building was acquired for $85 million in 2014, according to The Real Deal.
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.