Last week, sources told The Real Deal that developer Sioni Group was planning a 15-story office building at 44 West 37th Street in the Garment District. Now, those plans have materialized at the Department of Buildings.
The dilapidating and vacant four-story, 6,680-square-foot industrial building at 184 Fourth Avenue, located on the corner of Degraw Street in northern Gowanus, is set to be converted into office space, DNAinfo reported. Brooklyn-based property owner Henry Azcue is leading the conversion. The ground and cellar levels will host a single-car garage and storage space, while office space will fill the second through fourth floors. Scott Schnall’s Brooklyn-based architecture firm is the architect of record. Though work on the conversion has yet to begin, the exterior benefits from a previous clean up.
Plenty of attention has been paid to Oxford and Related’s Hudson Yards, but just next to that mega-development is another. That is Manhattan West, from developer Brookfield Properties, and its first new office tower is quickly rising above ground.
Since it was entirely below-grade back in January, construction is now up to the seventh floor on the 33-story, 270-unit mixed-use building planned at 120 Nassau Street (a.k.a. 199 Jay Street), in Downtown Brooklyn. The latest photo is courtesy of Tectonic, who posted it to the Forums. The latest building permits indicate a 313,093-square-foot, 425-foot-tall structure is in the works. It will include retail space on the ground floor, office space on parts of the second through eighth floors, and residential units across the rest of the second through eighth floors, as well as the 10th through 32nd floors. The units should average 854 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. A slew of amenities will accommodate the apartments. The Clarett Group is the developer and Woods Bagot is behind the architecture. Completion can probably be expected in 2017 or 2018.
Demand for new retail and office space is rising across Brooklyn, from tony waterfront neighborhoods like Williamsburg to middle-class immigrant enclaves in the southern part of the borough. Down on Kings Highway in Sheepshead Bay, a five-story retail and office development is in the works.