Construction is well underway on a four-building, 1.2-million-square-foot mixed-use development, dubbed Tangram, in downtown Flushing. The project is located on much of the block bound by College Point Boulevard, Prince Street, and 37th and 39th avenues. Work appears to be above street level on the 13-story, 192-unit residential building at 133-27 39th Avenue. The condominium residential units in this building should average 987 square feet, per the latest building permits. Also under construction is a four-level, 377-car underground parking garage.
Construction is now 24 stories above street level on the 33-story, 270-unit mixed-use building under development at 120 Nassau Street, located on the corner of Jay Street in Downtown Brooklyn. The progress on construction can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. The latest building permits indicate the 425-foot-tall tower will measure 312,093 square feet. The base will include 57,904 square feet of commercial space, in the form of retail on the ground floor and office space on floors two through eight. The residential units elsewhere in the tower should average 854 square feet apiece, indicative of rentals. The Clarett Group is the developer and Woods Bagot is the architect. Completion can probably be expected in late 2017.
Construction appears to have been completed on the seven-story, 23-unit mixed-use project at 227 Grand Street, located on the corner of Elizabeth Street in Chinatown. The project is a redevelopment of three existing commercial structures that stood two or three stories in height. The expanded structure contains 6,929 square feet of commercial space, consisting of retail on the ground and second floors, in addition to office space also on the second floor. The residential units, across floors three through seven, should average 574 square feet apiece, indicative of rentals.
When the city rezoned Williamsburg in 2004, it hoped to encourage truly mixed-use buildings that knitted together apartments, office space, and light industrial businesses. Few developers have taken advantage of the commercial part of the zoning, instead choosing to squeeze as many apartments as possible onto a lot. Chelsea-based developer and architecture firm Flank decided to take a different path for their project at 60 South 2nd Street, where three quarters of the building will be devoted to office space.
Last week, the city of Newark announced that a 7.5-acre, 2.3-million-square-foot mixed-use development is in the works at 450 Broad Street. That’s downtown, on the current site of the Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium. The project will include residential units, office space, retail, and cultural space, Jersey Digs reported. The number of units wasn’t disclosed, but the site could easily accommodate over 1,000 of them. Lotus Equity Group is the developer and Practice for Architecture Urbanism is designing the project’s master plan. The 6,200-seat baseball stadium will be demolished. The four-story parking garage just south of it isn’t part of the site.