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89-15 129th Street

Three-Story, Six-Family Residential Project Filed At 89-15 129th Street, Richmond Hill

Little Neck-based Roni Contracting Corp. has filed applications for a three-story, six-unit residential building at 89-15 129th Street, in eastern Richmond Hill, located six blocks from the J/Z subway’s stop at 121st Street. The building will measure a total 5,343 square feet, for an average unit of 890 square feet. Belal Salim’s Platonic Solids Architecture is designing, and an existing two-story, two-unit structure must first be demolished.


495 Evergreen Avenue

Five-Story, Four-Family Building Coming To 495 Evergreen Avenue, Bushwick

An anonymous LLC has filed applications for a five-story, four-unit residential building at 495 Evergreen Avenue, in central Bushwick, five blocks from the J/Z subway’s Gates Avenue stop. The building will feature a fifth-floor penthouse and measure 4,383 square feet, which means units will average 1,095 square feet each. Olabanji Awosika is the architect of record, and an existing two-story, single-family structure must first be demolished.


286 Ashland Place

32-Story, 384-Unit Mixed-Use Building Rising At 286 Ashland Place, Fort Greene

In the spring of 2014, YIMBY reported that excavation was underway at 286 Ashland Place in Fort Greene, where a 32-story, 384-unit mixed-use building is planned. Over a year later, the building is now two stories above street level and rising, according to Brownstoner. The building will have 77 units set aside as lottery-allocated housing, and will feature 21,000 and 45,000 square feet of retail and culture space, respectively. Two Trees Management is developing, while TEN Arquitectos is designing. Ismael Leyva is the architect of record, and completion is slated for the second half of 2016.


626-630 5th Avenue

Six-Story, 28-Unit Mixed-Use Redevelopment At 628 5th Avenue, South Slope

In May, Brownstoner revealed the three-story buildings at 262-630 5th Avenue, in South Slope, would be redeveloped into a residential property. Now developers George Malafis and Ioannis Glyptis have filed applications to expand the building. Once complete, the building will stand six stories and have 28 residential units, each averaging 725 square feet. The building will measure a total 22,370 square feet, featuring 2,065 square feet of ground-floor retail. Thomas Winter is the architect of record, according to The Real Deal.


280 Linden Boulevard

Four-Story, Eight-Unit Redevelopment Planned At 280 Linden Boulevard, Flatbush

An anonymous LLC has filed applications for the redevelopment of a two-story townhouse into a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 280 Linden Boulevard, in northern Flatbush, two blocks from the 2/5 train’s stop at Church Avenue. The building will feature a fifth floor penthouse and will total 5,830 square feet, which means units will average 730 square feet. Woody Chen’s InFocus Design & Planning is the applicant of record.


3-15 26th Avenue

Studio V Drawing Up Plans For Development Sites At 2-15 & 3-15 26th Avenue, Astoria

Studio V — the master planner behind the mixed-use and multi-building developments Astoria Cove and Hallets Point, in western Astoria — is conceptualizing plans for adjacent separately owned development sites at 2-15 and 3-15 26th Avenue. According to Crain’s, the plans are preliminary, but would similarly mirror the neighboring approved mixed-use developments, possibly rising above 30 stories. The properties must first be rezoned through ULURP, and existing low-rise warehouse structures would have to be demolished.


68-74 Trinity Place

Demolition Making Rapid Progress at 68-74 Trinity Place, Financial District

The Financial District’s rapid transformation from an office to a residential neighborhood has been immensely beneficial to Lower Manhattan, and the area’s recent boom has been mostly free of architectural casualties. But that’s about to change thanks to demolition beginning on the old vestry at 68-74 Trinity Place, which will soon be removed to make way for a new Pelli Clarke Pelli-designed mixed-use building standing almost 500 feet tall.

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2626-2634 Miles Avenue, image via Google Maps2626-2634 Miles Avenue, image via Google Maps

Permits Filed: 2626-2634 Miles Avenue, Throgs Neck Townhouses in the Bronx

Much like City Island, Throgs Neck and its traditionally middle class Irish and Italian community resisted the abandonment and disinvestment that swept across the Bronx in the ’70s and ’80s. And even as property values have risen in the southeastern Bronx neighborhood, a 2004 rezoning has stunted most new construction. But one developer has found a way to make the restrictive zoning work for him and filed plans for five new townhouses at 2626-2634 Miles Avenue.

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