Aug. 19, 2019 By Shane O’Brien
Developers have broken ground on a six-story, 143-unit building on the site of the former Western Beef supermarket on Steinway Street.
JMH Development and the Mettle Property Group recently began construction on the 36-20 Steinway St. site that is located at the northwest corner of Northern Boulevard and Steinway Street.
The 158,000 square foot project includes 18,000 square foot of retail space on the ground floor, along with 143 residential units.
The building will also feature several amenities, including a fully equipped fitness center, a furnished residential lobby, a parking lot, several shared recreational spaces and a 24-hour attended lobby.
Retail space at the base of the project is currently being marketed, while residential leasing is slated for spring 2021, although that is subject to change.
The developers initially planned to build a 289-key hotel at the site, but opted for a residential project after evaluating the supply of hotel rooms in the area and determining there was not a need.
The site is located in close proximity to the 36th Street subway station and is also close to the Museum of the Moving Image and the Kaufman Studio.
The project is designed by Manhattan-based architecture firm SLCE, with interiors designed by Lauren Jayne Design, an interior design studio located in Manhattan.