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School to be converted into apartment building

School to be converted into apartment building

Real estate company Misawa Homes has acquired a 36-year old former technical school building in Tokyo’s Chiyoda ward, and will convert the existing building into rental apartments. This will be the company’s second ‘refining’ project to be done in conjunction with Shigeru Aoki Architect & Associates. The architectural firm has worked on several building refurbishment…

Construction starts on 32-storey apartment building in Tsukishima

Construction starts on 32-storey apartment building in Tsukishima

A 32-storey, 122 meter tall residential building is under construction alongside Tsukishima’s Nishinaka Street in Chuo-ku, Tokyo. The street, which is also known as Monja Street, is famous for being lined with over 70 restaurants serving monjayaki dishes. The Tsukishima 1 Chome Nishinaka Street District Redevelopment is a 30 billion Yen project being lead by…

Japan’s first privately-developed condominium to be redeveloped

Japan’s first privately-developed condominium to be redeveloped

After 61 years, Japan’s first privately-developed condominium – Yotsuya Co-Plus – is going to be redeveloped. On May 30, all apartment owners in the 28-unit building voted in favor of redevelopment. Redevelopment discussions first began back in 2006. Yotsuya Co-Plus was completed in October 1956. The 5-storey building had apartments ranging from 50 ~ 75 sqm…

Second building in Yokohama to be rebuilt due to faulty foundations

Second building in Yokohama to be rebuilt due to faulty foundations

On April 30, apartment owners in a 262-unit residential complex in Yokohama voted in favor of redeveloping the five buildings after it was discovered that the foundations were not sunk deep enough. Back in 2013, residents noticed that one of the buildings was starting to lean after handrails between two buildings were out of alignment….

Floor space ratios may be relaxed for pre-1981 buildings in Tokyo

Floor space ratios may be relaxed for pre-1981 buildings in Tokyo

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is considering introducing regulations that would relax floor-space ratios when redeveloping old apartment buildings in the city. This would allow for the additional space to be sold by a real estate developer, which would help to cover the costs of redevelopment. The target of the revision is condo-style apartment buildings that…

First heritage de-listing for Kyoto City as 90-yr old bookstore is about to be demolished

First heritage de-listing for Kyoto City as 90-yr old bookstore is about to be demolished

Demolition of the 90-year old Heirakuji Bookstore in downtown Kyoto will begin this month as the owner can no longer afford to maintain the aging building. The building was registered as a National Tangible Cultural Property in 1998. The heritage listing will be removed due to the demolition of the structure. This is the first…

Harajuku Station Front Project to include retail and residential

Harajuku Station Front Project to include retail and residential

NTT Urban Development Corporation will start work on the Harajuku Station Front Project later this year. The 5,000 sqm site is located in a prime position directly across the street from Harajuku Station and the greenery of Meiji Shrine and Yoyogi Park. This is likely become a retail and residential landmark building.

Nomura to lead redevelopment project in Akasaka 7 Chome

Nomura to lead redevelopment project in Akasaka 7 Chome

According to an investor relations report by Nomura Real Estate Holdings, the developer will be participating in the Akasaka 7 Chome 2 District Redevelopment in central Tokyo. Nomura will receive approximately 200+ apartments as part of the deal. The project is still in the planning stages, but construction could start sometime in 2020 with completion sometime between 2023~2025….

215m tower for Minato Mita District

215m tower for Minato Mita District

Details on Sumitomo’s redevelopment of a 4 hectare site just west of Mita Station in Tokyo have been released. The Mita 3 and 4 Chome District Redevelopment will include a 215m tall, 42-storey office tower, as well as several low-rise residential buildings. Construction is scheduled to start in 2018 with completion by 2023.

Post-2020 Real Estate Developments in Tokyo

Post-2020 Real Estate Developments in Tokyo

Construction in Tokyo does not look like it will slow down after the 2020 Olympics, with several major projects already in the pipeline. 390m tall tower for Tokyo Station (2021 ~ 2027) Located just 300 meters north of Tokyo Station, the Tokiwabashi District Redevelopment will include two high-rise towers – a 37-storey, 230m tall office…

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