The top 10 biggest real estate projects coming to NYC

The largest project was an office building at 310 Hudson Street in Manhattan

TRD New York /
Sep.September 09, 2019 07:00 AM
Clockwise from top left: 310 Hudson Street, the site at 71-12 Park Avenue in Queens, 92-33 Guy R Brewer Boulevard and a rendering of 165 Broome Street (Credit: Google Maps and Handel Architects)

Clockwise from top left: 310 Hudson Street, the site at 71-12 Park Avenue in Queens, 92-33 Guy R Brewer Boulevard and a rendering of 165 Broome Street (Credit: Google Maps and Handel Architects)

The largest project filed for New York City last month comes from the Wonderful World of Disney.

The entertainment giant took the top spot in August with a roughly 851,000-square-foot commercial development planned for its new headquarters in Manhattan’s Hudson Square neighborhood. The No. 2 spot went to MDG Real Estate, which is planning the tallest building in Queens outside of Long Island City, while third place went to BRP Companies’ plans for a mixed-use project in Jamaica.

Overall, the list was split between four projects in Manhattan, three projects in Queens, two projects in Brooklyn and one project on Staten Island. No projects in the Bronx made the cut for August.

The full list of August’s top 10 biggest real estate projects is as follows:

1. 310 Hudson Street, Manhattan
The largest project filed with the city last month was an office building from Disney at 310 Hudson Street in Hudson Square. The commercial development will span about 851,000 square feet with “East” and “West” towers. The overall structure, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, will stand 19 stories and 281 feet tall. Disney in 2018 paid $650 million for the development site, which will house its new headquarters including production space for “The View” and ABC news.

2. 71-12 Park Avenue, Queens
David Marx’s MDG Real Estate is planning to build the tallest building in Queens outside of Long Island City at this Kew Gardens address. The project will span about 717,000 square feet and consist of two 37-story residential towers with a total of 488 apartments.

3. 92-33 Guy R Brewer Boulevard, Queens
BRP Companies has filed plans for a roughly 413,000-square-foot mixed-use building at 92-33 Guy R Brewer Boulevard in Jamaica. The 24-story building will be split between about 399,000 square feet of residential space and 14,000 square feet of commercial space, and it will include 601 residential units and 192 enclosed parking spaces. Studio V Architecture will design the building.

4. 165 Broome Street, Manhattan
Grand Street Guild, a nonprofit, is planning an affordable housing development on the Lower East Side that will span about 274,000 square feet. It will stand 15 stories tall and include 232 residential units, along with commercial and community space. It is one of two affordable housing buildings Grand Street Guild is planning for the area that will contain 400 residential units overall.

5. 527 East 98th Street, Brooklyn
The Brookdale Hospital Medical Center filed plans for a roughly 136,000-square-foot residential building at 527 East 98th Street in Brownsville. The project will be split between about 122,000 square feet of residential space and 14,000 square feet of community space, and it will stand seven stories tall with 160 residential units. Dattner Architects is designing the building.

6. 14-06 Gateway Boulevard, Queens
A Far Rockaway project from the Related Companies took the No. 6 spot. Related employee and former professional football player Jamar Adams filed the application for the 149-unit residential building at 14-06 Gateway Boulevard. It will span about 133,000 square feet, split between 125,000 square feet of residential space and 8,500 square feet of commercial space, and it will stand 88 feet and nine stories tall.

7. 435 Tompkins Avenue, Staten Island
A storage facility from Structure Development on Staten Island took seventh place on August’s list. The four-story project at 435 Tompkins Avenue will span about 102,000 square feet, and ELEVEN18 Architecture will design the project.

8. 359 Second Avenue, Manhattan
Silverback Development is planning a 13-story condo project at 359 Second Avenue in Gramercy Park. The project will span about 90,000 square feet and include residential, commercial and community space. It will include 53 units and have a $150 million sellout. Silverback inked a $90 million construction loan for the project in June from MSD Partners and Och-Ziff Capital Management Group.

9. 967 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn
Colin Cohen of One Clove Road plans to build a roughly 72,000-square-foot mixed-use building at 967 Nostrand Avenue in Crown Heights. The project will be split between about 12,000 square feet of commercial space and 54,000 square feet of residential space, and it will stand eight stories tall with 52 residential units.

10. 115 East 55th Street, Manhattan
The list for August closes out with a residential Midtown East project from Zeckendorf Development. The building would span about 60,000 square feet and stand 18 stories tall with 62 residential units. SLCE Architects will design the project, which will include a gym and a rooftop terrace.


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