In early January, the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) kicked off for Heritage Equity Partners’ planned eight-story, 400,000-square-foot office/manufacturing building at 25 Kent Avenue, in northern Williamsburg. Now, the City Planning Commission is expected to support rezoning the block for the project, Crain’s reports. But the approval comes at the expense of the proposed neighborhood rezoning, which would establish an “Enhanced Business District” over most of the North Williamsburg Industrial Business Zone (IBZ), allowing for the surrounding blocks to be developed similar to 25 Kent Avenue. The rezoning would grant developers a boost in allowed commercial FAR in exchange for the inclusion of light manufacturing space, identical to a normal community facility FAR bonus. City Planning is expected to approve the application later this month, at which point the City Council will vote on the project. Mayor Bill de Blasio will complete the ULURP review if he decides to sign off on City Council’s pending approval. Rubenstein Partners is partnered in the project, and Gensler and Hollwich Kushner Architecture (a.k.a HWKN) is designing.
Property owner Joseph Zelik has filed applications for a three-story, 17,882-square-foot office building at 178 Flatbush Avenue, in northern Park Slope, located two blocks from the Atlantic Av-Barclays Center stop on the 2/3/4/5/B/D/N/Q/R trains and Atlantic Terminal. According to the Schedule A, the entire building will host office space and, unfortunately, won’t contain ground-floor retail, though that could always change. Joseph Spector’s Financial District-based Dome Architecture, Design, and Engineering Group is the architect of record. The lot, at the corners of Fifth Avenue and Dean Street, is currently occupied by a single-story commercial building with multiple tenants. Demolition permits were filed in April to remove the building.
Back in March, developers broke ground on a five-story, 256-unit residential complex at 90 Park Avenue, in the North Jersey community of Florham Park. Now, located in the same business park Green at Florham Park, a five-story, 130,000-square-foot medical office building is being planned at 150 Park Avenue. Summit Medical Group and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center recently signed a lease at the property, which will be home to a cancer treatment center. The Rockefeller Group, the same developer that built the residential project at 90 Park, is developing the medical facility. The building will be located roughly 1.5 miles from NJ Transit’s Madison station, although a large parking lot is also planned.
One of the most prominent new developments in New York City is currently under construction on Manhattan’s far West Side. Hudson Yards, when complete, will be a massive mixed-use complex, and now, thanks to a recently-launched website, we have some new looks at the project.
A building most people think is part of Rockefeller Center will not be growing in the middle just yet. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission did not approve an application to expand two floors of individual landmark 75 Rockefeller Plaza.