Excavation has begun at 150 West 48th Street in Midtown, site of 974-room hotel designed by Gene Kaufman Architect. The 330-foot-tall, 34-story project is being developed by Sam Chang of McSam Hotel Group, who purchased the lot for $140 million from Rockefeller Group in early 2019 and secured a $250 million construction loan. Rooms will occupy a total of 300,216 square feet, for an average of 308 square feet apiece.
Permits have been filed for a ten-story hotel building at 290 East 150th Street in Melrose, The Bronx. Located between Morris Avenue and Courtlandt Avenue, the through lot is two blocks west of the Third Avenue-149th Street subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. Kaushik Patel under the Melrose Hotel LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
The 189-foot-tall, 22-story reinforced concrete edifice of 291 Livingston Street appears to have recently topped out. YIMBY last covered the Downtown Brooklyn building several years ago and reported that this will become a 100-key hotel. A rendering on the construction fence depicts a very bold pattern of black and white stripes in an almost Dazzle camouflage-esque configuration on the party walls. Hello Living is the owner of the lot after purchasing the site for $11.1 million, and is developing the project with Aview Equities. Gene Kaufman Architect is the architect of record.
Workers have begun pouring the foundations for 23-20 Jackson Avenue, a nine-story mixed-use hotel in Long Island City, Queens. Designed by KSQ Architects and developed by The Vorea Group, the corner property will yield 85,851 square feet of retail, offices, and a 72-room hotel operated by San Francisco-based hotelier Sonder Corp.
Permits have been filed for an eight-story commercial building at 2241 Church Avenue in Flatbush, Brooklyn. Located between Flatbush Avenue and Bedford Avenue, the interior lot is two blocks west of the Church Avenue subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. Also nearby is the Church Avenue station serviced by the B and Q trains. Nehalkumar Gandhi under the Church Avenue Capital LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.