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275 West 140th Street

Façade Installation Underway on Eight-Story, 54-Unit Mixed-Use Project at 275 West 140th Street, Harlem

Construction has topped out and façade installation has begun on the eight-story, 54-unit mixed-use building under development at 275 West 140th Street, located on the corner of Frederick Douglass Boulevard in northern Harlem. Harlem+Bespoke offered a glimpse of the building, dubbed Strivers Plaza, in its final stages. The latest permits indicate the structure measures 64,948 square feet. The ground floor will host an 8,024-square-foot market, in addition to 498 square feet of community facility space. On the floors above, 53 of the units (the 54th will be occupied by the superintendent) will rent at below-market rates through the affordable housing lottery. The apartments will come in studios to two-bedrooms, averaging 876 square feet apiece. Radson Development is the developer and Aufgang Architects is behind the design. Completion can probably be expected later this year.


237 Duffield Street

21-Story, 105-Unit Mixed-Use Project Rises to Fifth Floor at 237 Duffield Street, Downtown Brooklyn

Construction has reached the fifth floor of the planned 21-story, 105-unit mixed-use building at 237 Duffield Street, in Downtown Brooklyn. The latest construction photo was posted to the Forums by prolific photographer Tectonic. The latest building permits show an 111,775-square-foot, 222-foot-tall building is in the works. It will have 4,731 square feet of retail space across the ground and cellar levels. The residential units above should average 809 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Amenities include storage for 53 bikes, laundry facilities, and terraces on the 13th and 21st floors. Castle Rock Equity Group is the developer and Urban Tectonics is behind the architecture. Completion can probably be expected in 2017.


A Closer Look at the Recently Topped-Out Watermark Court Square, 27-19 44th Drive, Long Island City

At the start of the month YIMBY announced the topping out of Watermark Court Square, at 27-19 44th Drive. The 168-unit rental building had added around 17 floors since the end of May. Building permits place the height at 282 feet, although it is not certain whether the figure includes its mechanical bulkhead. In either case, the 27-story tower now stands among the dozen-tallest buildings in the Court Square district, eight of which topped out less than a year ago.

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115 Delancey Street

Foundation Work Complete for Essex Crossing’s 25-Story, 195-Unit Mixed-Use Tower, 115 Delancey Street, Lower East Side

Foundation work appears to be complete for the 25-story, 195-unit mixed-use building being developed as part of the Essex Crossing mega-development, at 115 Delancey Street, on the Lower East Side. A tower crane was also installed at the site, the Lo-Down reported, which means vertical growth is imminent. The latest building permits indicate the structure will encompass 498,688 square feet and stand 285 feet above street level. The building will have 139,493 square feet of commercial-retail space – in addition to bel0w-grade space that isn’t counted in documents — spread across the cellar through fourth floors. The cellar level, the ground floor, and mezzanine levels will contain retailers, including the new home of the Essex Street Market. This portion will form a third of the Market-Line, a bi-level, 150,000-square-foot retail complex that will connect below-grade to two other buildings in the Essex Crossing development.

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