In July 2015, the Landmarks Preservation Commission rejected a proposal by Green-Wood Cemetery to restore the Weir Greenhouse and build an adjacent three-story visitor center at 750 Fifth Avenue, located on the corner of 25th Street in Greenwood Heights. Later that year, the LPC approved restoration work, designed by Page Ayres Crowley Architects, on only the existing greenhouse structure. Construction is now underway on the 40-foot-tall structure, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported.
The state Attorney General banned Shiraz Sanjana from selling condominiums for 16 months in 2014, but that didn’t stop the embattled developer from buying a development site at 695 6th Avenue in Greenwood Heights once the ban expired. Today, YIMBY has a look at the three-story apartment building rising at the corner of 21st Street.
An anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC has filed applications for a four-story, 10-unit residential building at 814 Fifth Avenue, located at the corner of 33rd Street in Greenwood Heights. The project will measure 14,307 square feet and its residential units should average 990 square feet apiece. That means the apartments could be either rentals or condominiums. There will be a seven-car garage on the ground floor. Murat Mutlu’s Midtown South-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide, 5,016-square-foot site is occupied by two two-story townhouses. Demolition permit have not been filed. The 36th Street stop on the D, N, and R trains is three blocks away.
Property owner Richard Juliano has completed the renovation of the two-story, two-unit rowhome at 439 36th Street, in Greenwood Heights. The 35-foot-tall structure, which includes a basement, received a new façade, a redesigned interior, and upgraded appliances and infrastructure components. Samuel Choi’s Brooklyn-based S&K Building System Solutions is the applicant of record. Move-ins can probably be expected imminently, if it’s not already occupied. The 36th Street stop on the D, N, and R trains is at the corner of the block.
Madison Realty Capital has acquired the 10-story, 130,000-square-foot industrial building at 341 39th Street and the neighboring seven-story, 30,000-square-foot industrial property at 353 39th Street, in southern Greenwood Heights (on the border of Sunset Park), with plans to convert the structures into modern office and manufacturing space. The properties traded for $37.5 million, Crain’s reports. The currently vacant buildings would get new lobbies, windows, mechanical equipment such as elevators, amenities, and outdoor space (presumably on the roof). Between the buildings, the floor plates will range from 4,000 square feet to 13,000 square feet. The 36th Street stop on the D, N, and R trains is three blocks to the north. The duo was placed on the market last year with an asking price of nearly $50 million.