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Top 10 biggest real estate projects coming to NYC

Published on 12/19/16

Most of the city’s large-scale real estate developments formally proposed in June were massive office projects, the biggest being Tishman Speyer’s nearly 1 million-square-foot project in Long Island City.

The developer filed permits for the two connected towers, One and Three Gotham Center, last month, making it the largest project proposed in the city during this time, according to Department of Buildings data compiled by Property Shark.

The second biggest was Thor Equities’ TRData LogoTINY 645,103-square foot office development on Red Hook’s waterfront at 270 Richards Street. The size of the proposed buildings drop-off from there, ranging from 57,996 to 250,000 square feet. Only three of the top 10 are planned residential buildings and one, the sixth largest, is a hotel. The rest are predominately office buildings in Brooklyn and Queens.

28-10 Queens Plaza South, Queens

Earlier this year, Tishman Speyer began soliciting EB-5 financing for a massive Long Island City office project. The two towers would rise 27 stories and contain 900,509 square feet of office space and 27,569 for manufacturing, according to permit applications filed with the city. WeWork has already inked a 258,000-square-foot lease at Three Gotham Center. The development is across the street from a site where Tishman plans to build three residential rental buildings. Tishman and its joint-venture partner H&R Real Estate Investment Trust secured a $640 million construction loan for the residential project in December. That project is also adjacent to another Tishman-developed property 2 Gotham Center, a mixed-use tower the company sold to H&R in 2011.

270 Richards Street, Brooklyn 

Joseph Sitt’s Thor Equities plans to build a new five-story office building on the Red Hook waterfront, on the former site of the Revere Sugar Refinery. The building will span 645,103 square feet, with some ground-floor retail, according to permit applications. The fifth floor will feature a roof deck and a walking track. Norman Foster + Partners is the architect of record.

In March, Magnusson Architecture and Planning released a feasibility study for converting the site into a 1.7 million square-foot mixed-use development, including six 12-story residential buildings and a landscaped roof deck on one of the buildings, Curbed reported. It’s doesn’t appear that Thor has yet filed permits for the rest of the projects outlined in the feasibility plan. Thor bought the six-acre site in 2005 for $40 million, property records show.

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21 Flushing Avenue at the Brooklyn Navy Yard

21 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn

Wegmans grocery store is poised to land in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Steiner NYC, headed by Doug Steiner, last month filed plans for a 248,489-square-foot building, 74,000 of which will house the supermarket as part of the redevelopment of Admiral’s Row. Roughly 126,000 square feet will be dedicated to industrial use. The developer has also filed plans for three retail buildings nearby. The Brooklyn Navy Yard Corporation tapped Steiner to redevelop the six-acre site in the Navy Yard and to lease the properties for 96 years.

22 Chapel Street, Brooklyn 

Michael Shah’s Delshah Capital and John Carson’s OTL Enterprises filed plans last month to build a 150,431-square-foot rental building in Downtown Brooklyn. According to plans, the building will have a 180 units on the third through 20th floors. The ground floor, according to permit applications, will have 2,000 square feet of retail space. CetraRuddy Architecture is the architect of record. Delshah and Carson’s project will replace a drug treatment facility.

2956 Park Avenue, Bronx

Mo Vaughn and Eugene Schneur’s Omni New York plan to build a 154-unit residential rental building in the Bronx’s Melrose neighborhood. The proposed 15-story building will span 148,318 square feet and will have a yet-to-be specified affordable housing component. The new project will be near Omni’s Maria Lopez Plaza, which it bought in 2008 for $19 million.

413 West 18th Street, Manhattan

On behalf of Artimus Construction, NYCHA filed plans to construct a 160-unit building on the parking lot of the Robert Fulton public housing complex in Chelsea. The mixed-income rental project was first planned 12 years ago under the Bloomberg administration, but stalled. The building will span 122,955 square feet and rise 18 floors, according to permit applications. Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel Architecture is designing the building. This is the second of two mixed-income projects in the area developed by Artimus, the first being the Chelsea-Elliott Houses in 2012.