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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.


428 St. Marks Place

Four-Story, Five-Unit Condo Building In The Works At 428 St. Marks Place, St. George, Staten Island

Earlier this year, YIMBY reported on applications for a four-story, five-unit residential building at 428 St. Marks Place, in St. George on Staten Island, and now the developer is demolishing the site’s dilapidated 2.5-story wood-frame structure, DNAinfo reports. Developer Anthony Guglieri is currently taking the project through ULURP and plans to begin actual construction in 2016. The project will measure 4,675 square feet in total, and units will be condos, averaging 853 square feet each. A 410 square-foot retail unit will take up the ground floor. Frank Martarella’s Staten Island-based Think Design Architecture is the architect of record.

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109 East 115th Street

Reveal For Eight-Story, 32-Unit Mixed-Use Building Planned At 109 East 115th Street, East Harlem

Near the end of 2014, YIMBY reported on applications for an eight-story, 32-unit mixed-use building at 109 East 115th Street, in East Harlem, and now Curbed has the project’s reveal, in the form on an on-site rendering. Permits were approved earlier this year, and the project will measure 27,706 square feet in total, including a 5,392 square-foot community facility on the ground floor. Residential units will begin on the second floor and measure an average 700 square feet apiece, indicative of rentals. ACNY Developers Inc. is developing and Midtown-based HTO Architects is the architect of record. Completion is expected in mid-2016.

347 Willoughby Avenue

Four-Story, 10-Unit Residential Development Filed At 347 Willoughby Avenue, Bedford-Stuyvesant

Chaya Buxbaum has filed applications for four small residential buildings at 347 Willoughby Avenue, in northwestern Bedford-Stuyvesant, located three blocks north of the Bedford-Nostrand Avs. stop on the G train. The assemblage will be broken into four tax lots, where two of them will have three residential units and the other two will have two units. In other words, 10 units will spread across a total 7,906 square feet of space for average units of 790 square feet apiece. Robert Siqeca’s Brooklyn-based Structural Engineering and Detailing is the applicant of record. Two existing three-story townhouses and an auto-body shop must first be demolished.

602 Oak Terrace

Two Four-Story, Eight-Unit Residential Buildings Planned At 600-602 Oak Terrace, Mott Haven

Ben Baum, of Brooklyn-based Real Properties, has filed applications for two four-story, eight-unit residential buildings at 600-602 Oak Terrace, in Mott Haven, located four blocks from the 6 train’s Brook Avenue stop. One of the buildings will measure 5,564 square feet while the other 5,476 square feet; across the development, units will average a rental-sized 690 square feet apiece. Flavio Barros’ Long Island City-based CB Engineering is the applicant of record, and the plot of land is currently vacant.

1225 42nd Street

Four-Story, Three-Unit Mixed-Use Building Planned At 1225 42nd Street, Borough Park

Property owner Carol Katzburg has filed applications for a four-story, three-unit mixed-use building at 1225 42nd Street, in northern Borough Park, three blocks from the D train’s stop at Fort Hamilton Parkway. The structure will measure 8,796 square feet in total, and that figure includes 2,297 square feet of community facility space on the ground floor. The full-floor residential units above will average a family-sized 2,166 square feet apiece. Queens-based Grigori Zinkevitch is the architect of record, and an existing 2.5-story house must first be demolished.