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Top 10 biggest real estate projects coming to NYC

The largest plans currently in the works, based on December's permit applications

January 14, 2015 08:00AM
By Claire Moses

Clockwise from left: Greenpoint Landing, Bjarke Ingels, 1134-03 35th Avenue in Queens, 111 Washington Street and 810 Fulton Street

Clockwise from left: Greenpoint Landing, Bjarke Ingels, 1134-03 35th Avenue in Queens, 111 Washington Street and 810 Fulton Street

A 51-story tower in the Financial District, an eight-story residential building at the site of a former Jewish all-girls school in Midwood and a nearly 300,000-square-foot school on Staten Island were all among the 10 biggest permit applications filed with the city in December. The list, which includes three projects in Brooklyn, four in Manhattan, one in Staten Island and two in Queens, was compiled with data provided by PropertyShark.

Rendering for the entire Greenpoint Landing project in Brooklyn

Rendering for the entire Greenpoint Landing project in Brooklyn

37 Commercial Street
Park Tower Group is looking to build a 377,864-square-foot building in Greenpoint, as part of the massive Greenpoint Landing project. Handel Architects is designing the 39-story, mixed-use structure, which will include 401 residential units. The building will feature a nearly 500-square-feet retail component.

From left: A rendering of 111 Washington Street, Richard Ohebshalom and the development site

From left: A rendering of 111 Washington Street, Richard Ohebshalom and the development site

111 Washington Street
Richard Ohebshalom’s Pink Stone Capital is building a 51-story tower in the Financial District. Plans filed in December call for a total of 334,107 square feet, including a 23,000-square-foot commercial space for the mixed-use building at 111 Washington Street. The tower will include 429 residential units.

Rendering for 810 Fulton Street

Rendering for 810 Fulton Street, Brooklyn

810 Fulton Street
GFI Development is planning to build a 327,317-square-foot development at 810 Fulton Street in Fort Greene. The proposed 12-story building will include 363 residential units divided among roughly 293,000 square feet of residential space. The plans also call for a 163-car garage. Aufgang Architects is the architect of record. GFI is an affiliate of Allen Gross’ GFI Capital Resources Group. The firm bought the land in 2007.

105 Hamilton Avenue
David Ziskind is designing a 296,631-square-foot school on Staten Island. The plans call for a three-story building that will be roughly 70 feet tall. The School Construction Authority is listed as the owner of the property.

1277 East 14th Street
This former home of a Jewish all-girls school will turn into a residential development. Brooklyn-based developer Hampshire Properties is planning to construct a new eight-story residential building in Midwood. Plans call for 302 units across 277,406 square feet. The building will come with 152 parking spots. Woods Bagot is designing the building.

241 West 28th Street, Chelsea

241 West 28th Street in Chelsea

241 West 28th Street
Edison Properties is developing this site, as well as another one, in Chelsea. The firm bought four properties on West 28th Street to eventually create a 30,000-square-foot rectangular site between 28th and 29th streets. This permit application called for a 252,191-square-foot structure that will include 323 residential units. The plans also call for 6,000 square feet of commercial space. Handel Architects is designing the project.

Bjarke Ingels

Bjarke Ingels

146 East 126th Street
Blumenfeld Development Group is building a 233-unit mixed-use residential building at this East Harlem site. Plans call for a roughly 235,000-square-foot, 11-story building. The property is located between Lexington and Third avenues and is already home to Gotham Plaza, Blumenfeld’s 120,000-square-foot building which — among other tenants — houses the Department of Motor Vehicles and a RadioShack. Danish starchitect Bjarke Ingels is designing the building.

134-03 35th Avenue
A 14-story building will replace a warehouse at this Flushing location. Flushing-based owner C&G Empire Realty is planning to build a 207,000-square-foot mixed-use building. The new building will include a hotel component as well as residential units. Jon K. Yung of Architect PC is designing the building.

4 West 37th Street
A 22-story hotel is coming to the Garment District at West 37th Street. Plans filed with the Department of Buildings last month call for a 198,201-square-foot structure. Nobutaka Ashihara Architect is designing the building. The hotel will have 120 rooms as well as a 98,000-square-foot community facility, according to the permit application. State Bank of Texas CEO Chan Patel and his sons, Sushil and Rajan Patel, are developing the site.

41-20 Delong Street
A single-story, 197,241-square-foot manufacturing building is coming to this Flushing site. The plan includes roughly 33,000 square feet of commercial space and 164,238 square feet of manufacturing space. Storage Deluxe, lead by Steve Novenstein, owns the site.

  • Janine Young

    “The building will feature a nearly 500-square-feet retail component. ” in reference to 37 Commercial Street – isn’t this a misprint? 500 sq ft does not sound in line with a development site of that magnitude…

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