An anonymous LLC affiliated to Brooklyn-based Marcel Group has purchased the relatively large block-thru development site at 129 Beach 116th Street, in Rockaway Park, located a block south of the Rockaway Park – Beach 116th Street stop on the A and Rockaway Park Shuttle trains. According to DNAinfo, the developer paid $5 million for the site, which is currently home to a vacant single-story structure. The property could accommodate an eight-story, 114,000 square-foot mixed-use building with up to 16,000 square feet of retail space.
Last week, Brownstoner brought us a construction update on the seven-story, 74-unit residential redevelopment at 51 Jay Street, in DUMBO, and now YIMBY can announce the expansion project has officially topped out. Its residential units average 1,815 square feet apiece and have commanded one of the highest price per-square-foot figures in the neighborhood, selling at $2,083 per-square-foot. The building is nearly 75 percent sold, as reported earlier, and move-ins are expected sometime next summer or fall. Residents will have a slew of amenities available to them, and 1,333 square feet of retail space is planned on the ground floor. Slate Property Group and Adam America Real Estate are the developers, while ODA Architecture designed the project.
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.
In mid-2014, Caerus Group acquired the three-story former Eberhard Pencil Factory building at 74 Kent Street, in Greenpoint, for $7.5 million. Now, the developer is converting the landmarked, 17,413 square-foot property into commercial space, according to Commercial Observer. Office space will be located on the second, third, and cellar levels, while retail space will occupy the ground floor. Each floor will feature outdoor space and 6,000 square feet of green space is planned on the roof. Hustvedt Cutler Architects is designing the conversion and completion is expected in the first half of 2016.
The Safra family’s JSRE Acquisitions has filed applications to convert part of the 22-story, 475,000 square-foot mixed-use commercial building at 660 Madison Avenue, in Lenox Hill between East 60th and 61st Streets, into residential and hotel units. Beginning on the 10th floor, there will be 54 dwelling units added in total. The hotel portion will be located from floors 10 through 15, although it’s not specified how many of the 54 dwelling units will be part of the hotel. Regardless, the remaining units will be residential and will be located throughout floors 10 through 22. Roof terraces already exist on many of the floors and the top two floors will consists of duplex units.