JDS, Largo land $91M construction loan for Chelsea condo development

JDS Development Group has secured a $91 million dollar loan from Madison Realty Capital for the final completion of construction at luxury condominium project The Fitzroy, located at 514 West 24th Street in Chelsea. Designed inside and out by Roman & Williams, the Fitzroy is a 10-story, 65,346-square foot boutique condominium building with fourteen residences.…

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In Far Rockaway, new beachfront rentals offer resilient architecture, luxe design

JDS Development Group is welcoming its first residents at Saltmeadow, a luxury rental project in Far Rockaway. The 60 residences are scattered across new townhouses on Beach 5th and Beach 6th Streets on the water in two- and three-bedroom floor plans. Designed by collaborator CetraRuddy, Saltmeadow embraces resilient design to withstand flooding. Habitable spaces and…

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See how Roman and Williams's Chelsea condo gets its rich terra cotta façade

In JDS Development Group’s latest “Building Know-How” film series, the luxury homebuilder explores the ancient building material terra-cotta. In this family, JDS reveals the step-by-step process of creating and installing individual green terra-cotta blocks for The Fitzroy, a boutique new condominium project in Chelsea, Manhattan adjacent to the High Line. Designed inside and out by…

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Architecture review: The American Copper Buildings, NYC’s performance art project

Given the unique silhouette of the American Copper Buildings, where two bent towers are linked by a skybridge, one may wonder what the design intent behind the project was. Gregg Pasquarelli from SHoP Architects and Michael Stern from JDS Development Group explain that the “kinky” design of the project, including the one-of-a-kind skybridge, was a…

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12 Innovative Post-Sandy Projects Built to Withstand Future Storms

A new townhouse community – Saltmeadow – in Far Rockaway, has been recognized as one of the 12 new innovative developments for flood-resilient design. The development is located within the flood zone affected by Hurricane, which urged the developer, JDS Development Group, and the architect, CetraRuddy Architecture, to ensure Saltmeadow would withstand storms in the…

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Saltmeadow Debuts in Far Rockaway: Beach-Front Rentals from CetraRuddy and JDS

Developed by JDS Development Group and designed by Cetra Ruddy, Saltmeadow Townhomes, new to the Far Rockaway neighborhood, has started leasing. Saltmeadow comprises of 60 two- and three-bedroom residences that are located along a coastline near the Rockaway Boardwalk, Atlantic Beach, and the Five Town community. Each residence features large windows up to 6 feet,…

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NEW DEVELOPMENT: Saltmeadow Opens in Far Rockaway; Watermark Making a Statement in LIC

Designed by CetraRuddy Architecture and developed by JDS Development Group, Saltmeadow is a new townhome community comprised of 60 waterside apartments in Far Rockaway, Queens. Each apartment showcases elegant finishes and materials, including custom plank floors, satin nickel hardware, blue stone entry stairs, marble kitchen counters, and marble bathroom walls and floors. Additionally, addressing the…

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New Images of Jean Nouvel’s Monad Terrace As Work Gets Underway in Miami Beach

Construction is underway for Monad Terrace, a luxury condominium project in South Beach, Miami, designed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel. Michael Stern, founder and managing partner of JDS Development Group, stated, “Monad terrace innovates while integrating seamlessly into the context of Miami Beach. “Its thoughtful design serves as an exemplar for how we should be building…

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