Monday, October 28, 2019

New Mixed-Use Development to Rise in Jersey City

 New Jersey-based developer is planning to construct a 13-story, mixed-use property in The Heights section of Jersey City. 

The new building will be the neighborhood’s tallest structure at about 144 feet tall.

The project, located at 15 Nardone Place, will rise on an assemblage of six adjacent lots that are currently home to two low-rise commercial buildings, five multi-story residential structures, a gas station, and associated parking areas. 

The new development would replace all existing properties. According to plans, the structure will cover 351,847 square feet between two connected buildings that share a common podium. 

The project will create an Aloft-brand hotel with 305 guest rooms, 84 residential units, a ground-floor cafĂ©, a top-floor restaurant, as well as other amenities. 

Residential units will include nine three-bedroom apartments, 15 two-bedroom units, 48 one-bedroom units, and 12 studios. Indoor parking for approximately 143 vehicles will occupy the building’s podium level.

MVMK Architecture is the project designer, with developer 15 Nardone LLC coordinating the project’s construction.

Monday, October 21, 2019

29-Story Tower Planned for 430 Main St on Roosevelt Island

The Related Companies plan to build yet another tower on Roosevelt Island. 

This new project calls for a 29-story mixed-use building at 430 Main Street, located on the east side of the island near the Roosevelt Island subway station.

The developer is also responsible for the recently topped-off Riverwalk Park rental development on Roosevelt Island. 

This project, known as Riverwalk 9, is the ninth and final component in the nine-building Riverwalk rental complex.

The new structure will rise 298 feet tall and encompass 309,311 square feet, with 265,056 square feet designated for residential space and 3,744 square feet for commercial use. The building will have 365 rental apartments averaging 726 square feet each. 

Fourteen apartment units will be located on the second through 14th floors, with thirteen units each on floors 15 through 28. 

The building’s first floor will house offices; tenant recreational area, concierge and a dog wash room. Other building amenities will include a bike storage room, children's play room, tenant gym, yoga/stretching room, tenant lounge, two party rooms and outdoor roof terrace.

Riverwalk 9 is being designed by Handel Architects.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Two New Residential Towers Planned for East Side

310 East 86th Street 

Another playfully designed residential building is slated to begin construction at 310 East 86th Street on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. 

Designed by ODA Architecture, the new building is reminiscent of the firm’s previous designs, which are characterized by expressive cubic features. 

The 68-unit tower will have a series of boxy setbacks and graceful cantilevers that will incorporate private outdoor spaces on the upper levels.

Plans called for a 21-story, 145,000-square-foot structure covering five neighboring parcels. 

Residential amenities include a music room, a laundry room, a children’s playroom, and a teen-oriented lounge. The building will also include ground floor retail space.

New 35-Story Residential Tower slated for Kips Bay

368 Third Avenue in Kips Bay will soon be the site of a new 35-story mixed-use residential tower. Located between East 26th Street and East 27th Street, the building is designed by SLCE Architects. 

Plans call for a 388-foot tall, 145,000-square-foot structure with 100 rental apartments, averaging around 1,110 square feet apiece.

The slender building will rise prominently over the surrounding low-rise structures, and allow it to be seen clearly from across the East River. 

Three to four apartments will cover floors 2 through 25, with two units per floor on the next six levels, and two penthouses on the top two floors. 

Amenities will feature a fitness room, a residential lounge, and a children’s playroom. The building will include 3,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor.

The property was formerly occupied by five pre-war structures that ranged from four to six stories high and housed 53 apartments which have been razed for the construction of the new tower.

Minrav Development purchased the site for $64 million and estimates a completion date in the fourth quarter of 2021. 

Monday, October 7, 2019

Major Addition Planned Atop One Madison Avenue

SL Green Realty plans a dramatic transformation for their existing 13-story office building at One Madison Avenue. 

Designed by architects Kohn Pedersen Fox, the plan calls for 18 new floors of Class-A office space, tenant amenities, and more than an acre of outdoor terraces built atop the existing building.

The present 13-story structure will first be reduced to nine floors to serve as a podium for the 18 new floors to be constructed above. 

Designed as a marquee glass tower, the new structure will have nearly 1.5 million square feet of rentable space, offering 60-foot column-free spans and 14-foot ceilings on each level. 

Private terraces overlooking Madison Square Park will be featured on the podium roof, at the 10th and 11th floors, and at the pinnacle of the new tower.

Also included as part of the redevelopment and expansion, are a revitalized lobby and entry areas, expanded retail space, a new auditorium, and additional events space.

The 1.1 million-square-foot granite building is fully leased by Credit Suisse, which will move out when its lease expires in December or next year. 

Construction is expected to begin in early-2021, following the expiration of tenant lease.