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Construction Update, Design, Midtown West, Transportation

MTA selects design team for Penn Station renovation

By Aaron Ginsburg, Thu, September 22, 2022

Photo by Danazar on Wikimedia

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has selected a group of architects and engineers for the $7 billion redesign of Penn Station, with the agency’s board voting to approve the contract on Wednesday. The agency tapped FXCollaborative Architects and WSP USA to bring their Penn Station Master Plan to life, with further assistance from London-based John McAslan + Partners as collaborative architects. According to Gov. Kathy Hochul, work will begin “in the coming months.”

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New Developments, New Jersey, Transportation

All renderings courtesy of LCOR

After 15 years of delays, the plan to revitalize the southern end of the Hoboken waterfront is officially moving ahead. Mayor Ravi Bhalla on Thursday signed a redevelopment agreement that paves the way forward for Hoboken Connect, a mixed-use development that includes new office space, housing, and public open space near the transit hub Hoboken Terminal.

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affordable housing, housing lotteries, hudson yards

Rendering credit: Douglaston Development

Manhattan’s largest rental development under construction launched a housing lottery this week for 235 mixed-income apartments. Located slightly south of Hudson Yards at 601 West 29th Street, the 60-story luxury high-rise is part of a two-building development known as 3ELEVEN. Developed by Douglaston Development and designed by FXCollaborative, the massive project includes 938 total apartments and more than 50,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenities. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 40, 60, and 100 percent of the area median income can apply for the units, ranging from $690/month studios to $2,342/month two-bedrooms.

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New Developments, New Jersey, Transportation

All renderings courtesy of LCOR

After 16 years of deliberation, plans to revitalize Hoboken’s waterfront are moving forward. New Jersey Transit, the City of Hoboken, and developer LCOR on Wednesday released new renderings of Hoboken Connect, a mixed-use transit project that aims to bring major investments to the city. The development will include a 20-story office building with retail, a 389-unit residential property with 20 percent of the units affordable, public open space, and the renovation of transit infrastructure and buildings like the historic Lackawanna Terminal. The project is currently under review by the city and is pending redevelopment agreement approvals, which could be decided next month.

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affordable housing, housing lotteries, Queens

Rendering courtesy of FXCollaborative

A housing lottery opened this week for 267 mixed-income apartments across a massive new residential complex in Queens’ Forest Hills. The development, called Apex Place, includes three new buildings, contains over 440 total apartments, and connects to a former public housing site, creating a cohesive property with shared green spaces and pedestrian space. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 50, 70, 110, and 140 percent of the area median income can apply for the units, which range from $738/month studios to $2,975/month three-bedrooms.

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affordable housing, Financial District, housing lotteries

Renderings courtesy of NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development

A housing lottery launched this week for 63 mixed-income apartments at a new 34-story tower in the Financial District. The mixed-use building 7 Dey Street is conveniently located next to the Fulton Center transit hub and boasts amenities like multiple outdoor spaces, a fitness center, a co-working room, and more. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 70 or 130 percent of the area median income can apply for the apartments, ranging from $1,329/month studios to $3,235/month two-bedrooms.

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affordable housing, Bronx, Major Developments, New Developments

Photo © Julienne Schaer

The first two rentals at the five-building South Bronx complex La Central officially opened on Wednesday. The mixed-use towers, located at 556 and 600 Bergen Street in the borough’s Melrose neighborhood, contain 500 units of housing, a new YMCA, studio space for BronxNet, and a rooftop farm operated by GrowNYC.

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Architecture, Downtown Brooklyn

Photos by Joe Thomas

The tallest office tower in Downtown Brooklyn officially opened its doors this week. Developed by JEMB Realty and designed by FXCollaborative, One Willoughby Square rises 34 stories and contains 500,000 square feet of office space. Abbreviated as 1WSQ, the tower is also the first new Class-A office building built in the area since the rezoning of Downtown Brooklyn in 2004.

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Midtown West, Urban Design

Renderings by FXCollaborative

It’s been two years since Macy’s first floated the idea of building a 700-950 foot office tower atop its Herald Square flagship, and it looks like the plan is getting closer to reality thanks to a $235 million private investment in transit accessibility and public infrastructure. This includes upgraded subway access, improved transit connections, ADA-accessible elevators, and a modernized car-free Herald Square and Broadway Plaza.

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affordable housing, Bronx, housing lotteries

Rendering of La Central A and B, credit: MHG Architects and FXCollaborative

A housing lottery launched on Monday for 494 affordable apartments at a sprawling development in the South Bronx. Two buildings of the five-building complex La Central are now accepting applications for the units, which range from $395/month studios to $2,689/month four-bedrooms. The rentals, located at 556 and 600 Bergen Avenue, contain a 50,000-square-foot YMCA, GrowNYC-operated rooftop gardens, and ground-floor retail. New Yorkers earning 30, 40, 50, 60, and 130 percent of the area median income can apply for the apartments.

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