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Williamsburg’s Kent Ave. office complex takes shape, Renzo Piano’s condo makes progress, and more

Six construction updates from the week gone by

Via Field Condition

Welcome to our weekly construction/new development roundup where we highlight ongoing work on a handful of NYC projects we may have missed during the week.

139-141 Bowery

139-141 Bowery
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↑ Plans to replace two Chinatown buildings with an 11-story residential building has been in the works for at least three years now, but earlier this month the city’s Department of Buildings finally issued a demolition permit to allow this project to move forward, Bowery Boogie reports. As plans stand right now, this new 11-story building will have 19 apartments, ground floor retail, commercial office space, and potentially a health care center.

565 Broome Street

Via Field Condition

↑ In just over a month since we checked in, the Renzo Piano-designed Soho condo is now several floors off the ground, new construction site photos by Field Condition have revealed. Late last month, construction was wrapping up on the base of the building. This podium will eventually hold two 30-story towers with 115 apartments spread between them. Sales got underway last September with condos starting just under $1 million. A host of condos here are already in contract.

25 Kent Avenue

Via Susan De Vries/Brownstoner

↑ Williamsburg’s first ground-up office project in over a decade is now on the rise at 25 Kent Avenue, Brownstoner reports. The publication recently stopped by the site and snapped some photos of the construction site, and the office structure can be seen just about peeking above ground. Eventually this building will stand eight-stories tall, span 480,000 square feet and come with office and light manufacturing space, ground-floor retail, two public plazas, and a promenade.

22-43 Jackson Avenue

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↑ YIMBY has unearthed the first rendering for the 11-story condo building set to rise across the street from the 5 Pointz site in Long Island City. Plans were first announced last April, and eventually this building will have 71 apartments on floors two through 11, and three ground-floor retail spaces.

70-50 Queens Boulevard

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↑ The Chetrit Group is expanding its holdings in Queens with its most recent purchase of a former Entenmann’s Bakery in Woodside, Real Estate Weekly reports. No plans have been filed yet, but the sales representative on the property told the publication that the site is a prime location for a rental or condo project. Chetrit is already working on a massive four-building residential project in Jamaica, and they’ve also floated the idea of rezoning an industrial patch of Maspeth for residential use.

10 Schroeder’s Walk

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The massive eight-building affordable housing complex in East New York, known as The Fountains is moving along as plans for another building were recently filed. Plans for the first two buildings—two nine-story buildings with 209 apartments—were filed earlier this month, and now developer Arker Companies has filed plans for a third building at 10 Schroeder’s Walk, a newly created street as part of the development. Governor Andrew Cuomo spearheaded an initiative to transform this 6.7 acre site that was once home to an autism center into an affordable housing and commercial development, and eventually the project will bring 1,169 apartments to East New York.