Property owner Wai Li has filed applications for a four-story, 7,810-square-foot commercial building at 131-34 41st Avenue, in Downtown Flushing, located six blocks from the Main Street stop on the 7 train. The new building will boast 7,360 square feet of commercial space and will have warehouse space on the ground floor, office space on the second and third floors, and a “caretaker apartment” on the fourth floor. Flushing-based John C. Chen Architect PLLC. is the architect of record. The project would rise on a 45-foot-wide lot which is currently occupied by a two-story auto shop business. Demolition permits have not been filed yet to knock it down.
Earlier this month, the developers behind the Pacific Park mega-development in Prospect Park – a partnership between Greenland Holdings and Forest City Ratner – proposed the idea of transferring 1.1 million square feet of development rights to 590 Atlantic Avenue in order to build a massive office tower. Now, another site is under consideration for an office development, according to DNAinfo. It’s the site at the southwestern corner of Atlantic and Sixth avenues – 674 Atlantic Avenue, or 2 Sixth Avenue. A 764-unit, mixed-income residential building, with a mix of rentals and condos along with retail space, has long been approved for the site. Now the developers are seeking to transfer commercial development rights to the location so a second office building could be built. The Empire State Development Corporation would have to approve the transfer of air rights. The change in plans also requires an environmental study, and the affordable residential units that were expected at the site would be built elsewhere.
Very few new manufacturing buildings have risen in the low-slung area around the Gowanus Canal, but one developer is turning the tide with plans for a 13-story industrial project at 148 Third Street, between the Third Street Bridge and the canal.
Back during the summer of 2015, YIMBY brought you an update on the ongoing demolition of the five-story structure at 68 Trinity Place and the 25-story building at 74 Trinity Place, in the Financial District. Property owner Trinity Church has long sought to build a 500-foot-tall mixed-use condominium building at the site, but those plans have now been scrapped in favor of a 25-story, 145,000-square-foot mixed-use building with office space rather than apartments. According to The Real Deal, there will be 98,000 square feet of community facility space for the religious organization, fit with classrooms, a fitness center, a café, and meeting rooms. The office space will begin on the 10th floor. Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, who designed the latest residential proposal, will again be responsible for the design of the office plans.
It was over two-and-a-half years ago that YIMBY told you of plans to convert a five-story warehouse at 510 West 22nd Street into an 10-story office building. Since then, the plan has changed to 11 stories and now, thanks to images on the architect’s website, we have a new look at what how the completed structure will appear.