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What's happening in your backyard? YIMBY News delivers the day's top five new development stories to your inbox every weekday morning.


A rendering of the city's vision for Flushing West from the 7 train tracks. image via Department of City Planning

City Unveils Details on Flushing West Rezoning: A Waterfront Promenade and a Possible Bus Terminal

The polluted waterfront blocks in eastern Queens known as Flushing West are an industrial wasteland: vacant lots, warehouses, a scrap metal business, a lumber yard, a U-Haul rental. But the city hosted a meeting Wednesday night laying out its plan to rezone the 10-block swath along Flushing Creek and revitalize the area with new residential development.

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1257 Jefferson Avenue in March 2015. photo by Christopher Bride for PropertyShark

Four-Story, Eight-Unit Residential Project Planned At 1257 Jefferson Avenue, Bushwick

Urban View Realty has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 1257 Jefferson Avenue, in southern Bushwick, five blocks from the Halsey Street stop on the J train. The building will measure 8,400 square feet in total, which means units will average 1,050 square feet apiece. The two units on the fourth floor will also have access to a private roof terrace. Nataliya Donskoy’s Brooklyn-based ND Architecture & Design is the applicant of record. An existing two-story townhouse must be demolished prior to construction.

1150 Avenue of the Americas

Planned 38-Story, 310-Key Hotel Filed At 1150 Sixth Avenue In Midtown

In August of 2014, YIMBY revealed renderings of Fortuna Realty’s planned luxury hotel building at 1150 Sixth Avenue, in Midtown between West 44th and 45th Streets, and now the developer has filed applications for the project. The 38-story, 310-key hotel will stand 415 feet tall and measure 138,458 square feet. Hotel rooms will average 447 square feet and begin on the fourth floor. The lobby, a lounge, spa, restaurant, ballroom, and meeting spaces will all be located on the lower levels. Ismael Leyva is the architect of record, and permits were filed last May to demolish an eight-story building.

8 Fairview Place

Five-Story, 15-Unit Mixed-Use Building Filed At 8 Fairview Place, Flatbush

Samuel Karpf, operating under an LLC, has filed applications for a five-story, 15-unit mixed-use building at 8 Fairview Place, in northern Flatbush, right around the corner from the Church Avenue stop on the 2 and 5 trains. The building will measure 22,138 square feet, and 4,549 and 480 square feet of retail and health care facilities, respectively, will be located on the ground floor. On the floors above, units will average 1,141 square feet apiece. Brooklyn-based Bricolage Designs is the architect of record. Before construction begins, two existing 2.5-story homes must be demolished.

30-13 31st Street

Seven-Story, 17-Unit Mixed-Use Building Coming To 30-13 31st Street, Astoria

Great Neck-based Antonio Mourtil has filed applications for a seven-story, 17-unit mixed-use building at 30-13 31st Street, in central Astoria, right below the 30th Avenue stop on the N and Q trains. The building will measure 17,504 square feet in total, and will feature 2,791 and 2,890 square feet, respectively, of retail space on the ground floor, and health care facilities on the second. Units will be located on the floors above and will average a rental-sized 695 square feet each. New Jersey-based T.F. Cusanelli & Filletti Architect is the applicant of record, and a two-story house must first be demolished.

147-01 Hook Creek Boulevard

Seven Two-Family Buildings Filed At 147-01 Hook Creek Boulevard, Rosedale

On the southern end of the border between Queens and Nassau County, Airport Park LLC has filed applications for a detached two-family building development at 147-01 – 147-23 Hook Creek Boulevard, in Rosedale. The parcel of land is currently vacant, but is now expected to hold at least seven two-story, two-family residential buildings. Of the filed applications (other buildings may not have been filed yet), the development will measure 12,495 square feet, with full-floor units averaging 893 square feet. Long Island-based Michael McNerney is the architect of record.