Developers Faros Properties and MAS Development Group are proposing a five-story, 258-unit mixed-use project at 244 Union Street, located in the Midtown section of Elizabeth, in Union County, N.J. The project will contain roughly 26,000 square feet of retail space and a parking garage, Jersey Digs reported. Residential amenities could include a landscaped courtyard, a theater, and a fitness center, among other spaces. The site encompasses the entire block, which is mostly vacant except for two single-story commercial buildings. The City of Elizabeth selected the development team to build on the site in 2014.
The 11-story, 12-unit mixed-use building under construction at 515 West 29th Street, in West Chelsea, has topped out. Progress on the project, which includes façade installation, can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. The latest building permits indicate the structure, built up from an existing six-story factory, encompasses 36,876 square feet and rises 135 feet in height. It will include 1,698 square feet of retail space across the cellar and ground floors, followed by 12 condominiums across the second through 11th floors. The apartments should average a spacious 2,932 square feet apiece. Bauhouse Group is the developer. SCDA Architects is the design architect and S.M. Berger Architecture is the architect of record.
We have a bit of a theme going this week: updates from Baltic Street in Brooklyn. On Tuesday, we told you about the Baltic Park Slope at 613 Baltic Street. On Thursday, we told you about the rentals at 577 Baltic Street. Now, we have a report Adam America Real Estate’s “high-end” rentals under construction at 595 Baltic Street.
Tishman Realty is planning a $65 million renovation on the four-story, 240,000-square-foot commercial-retail building at 247 West 42nd Street, in the Times Square section of Midtown. The 400-foot-long structure, which includes the retail space under the Westin Hotel at the corner of Eighth Avenue, will receive a more streamlined and modern façade, with billboard advertisements. The property owner plans to keep some existing tenants while replacing others, Crain’s reported. Construction is expected in 2018, with occupancy anticipated in 2019.
An anonymous Midtown South-based LLC has filed applications for a four-story, two-unit mixed-use building at 121 Meserole Avenue, in the heart of Greenpoint. The project will measure 7,803 square feet. It will include 1,657 square feet of retail space, for an art craft stop on the ground floor, followed by two apartments across the second through fourth floors, plus an upper penthouse level. The apartments should average 2,028 square feet apiece, which means condominiums are likely in the works. Freeport, N.Y.-based Zambrano Architectural Design is the architect of record. The 1,905-square-foot site is occupied by a two-story structure. Demolition permits were filed in October.