Back in 2014, YIMBY reported on applications for an 11-story, 22-unit mixed-use building at 101 Morningside Avenue, in Harlem between West 123rd and 124th Streets. Then earlier this year, Azimuth Development Group landed a $20 million construction loan for the project. Per Harlem+Bespoke, an on-site rendering has been posted of the 44,062 square-foot building, which is being designed by Aufgang Architects. The residential units will average 1,650 square feet apiece and will be condominiums. On the cellar and ground levels, St. Luke Baptist Church will occupy 7,761 square feet of space. The vacant four-story building at 101 Morningside still has to be demolished. Two old townhouses at 369-371 West 123rd Street were demolished this past year, although the building at no. 373 will remain untouched. Completion is expected in late 2017.
The Archdiocese of New York, in consultation with the NYPD’s Counterterrorism Bureau, has determined that there is the need to provide additional security for Cardinal Timothy Dolan. To accomplish that, they want to build a private garage for the archbishop. That means cutting into St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the proposal on Tuesday.
The New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is allowing an undisclosed developer to redevelop the currently vacant, 138,000 square-foot Bedford-Union Armory property at 1555 Bedford Avenue, in western Crown Heights. According to DNAinfo, the former military facility will be transformed into residential units and a recreational facility. The domed portion of the facility will be home to a soccer field, three basketball courts, and a swimming poll, and will be operated by CAMBA. Along President Street, 13 townhouse units will be carved out of the building. The armory is low-rise in nature on its southern street front. Finally, a mixed-income residential building will be built from the ground up on the site’s eastern end. The entire project must pass through ULURP.
The TWA Flight Center at John F. Kennedy International Airport has been out of commission for 14 years, but if all goes according to plan, it will welcome a new slew of visitors starting in just a few years. MCR Development is planning to redevelop the landmarked 1962 Eero Saarinen building into the TWA Flight Center Hotel. It got approval from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in September, but yesterday announced that it is commencing the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure, or ULURP.
Back in February, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved a massive renovation and restoration of the Bronx General Post Office. Located at 558 Grand Concourse, the property is a city individual and interior landmark. Now, the renovation design has changed slightly and the changes were well-received by the commissioners.