Mixed-use properties, co-living spaces and apartment towers are just a few of the new structures coming to the city. Here is a closer look at each.
Common Launches Two New Brooklyn Developments
In January, Common opened the Common Baltic, which was the company’s largest co-living space to date. Offering market-rate rooms as well as traditional apartments in Boerum Hill, the development is part of the company’s initiative to bring “flexible, community-driving housing” to various areas. To that end, the company has recently announced plans to launch two more luxe group-living houses in Crown Heights, bringing the company up to six “community minded” living situations in Brooklyn.
One of the properties, Common Herkimer in Bed-Stuy, will house 18 with rents starting at $1,450 per month for a private bedroom and shared living space. Common Kingston in Crown Heights will have 21 slots with rent starting at $1,600 for a private bedroom with shared living space. The prices for both reflect the typical market rate for similarly sized apartments in both areas.
Both houses will have a similar light and air vibe to other Common developments while still offering their unique charms. Every suite at Common Kingston, for example, will have its own washer and dryer. While residents of Common Herkimer will have a free communal laundry room instead, they will also have access to the building’s roof deck. Both will have the usual hallmarks of a Common co-living community, including potlucks and other events, shared living spaces, a Slack channel and never needing to purchase your own toilet paper.
Tribeca Office Building to Become Apartment Tower
Originally slated for renovation, plans for a 15-story office building at 250 Church Street in Tribeca underwent some changes after running into a few roadblocks. As a result, plans have now been changed to involve development of a 107-unit apartment building. According to these plans, which owner Norvin Properties recently filed with the Department of Buildings, the existing structure will receive two new floors while increasing in height from 201 to 231 feet. Handel Architects will also reportedly work on the project, which will ultimately include amenities such as a gym, lounge and children’s room. Located right next door to Herzon & de Meuron’s 56 Leonard, the building will be in the company of 30 Park Place, 70 Vestry Street and 111 Murray Street. As such, it is likely to be another pricey addition to Tribeca.
Harlem Church Transforming to 12-Story Mixed-Use Building
Developer Haim Nortman is moving forward with plans to construct a 12-story mixed-use building where LaGree Baptist Church once stood. The four-story church on Harlem’s 125th Street is just one of the most recent examples of a Manhattan church-to-residential conversion. Nortman purchased the church property last year for $28.5 million. Meanwhile, earlier this year, he purchased the rights to the 27,500 square feet of air to the building next door. In doing so, he can now construct a 94,538-square-foot building that will rise 124 feet and offer 71 apartments. Plans also call for more than 20,000-square-feet of ground-floor retail space and building amenities such as several terraces, a children’s playroom and bike storage. Demolition permits for the church were filed last fall and Isaac & Stern have been listed as the architect of record.