YIMBY Today: Site Cleared for Five-Story, 757-Seat Public School in Kensington, More

510 Coney Island Avenue, rendering by Purcell Architects

510 Coney Island Avenue [Kensington BK]: A 2.5-story structure has been demolished to make-way for a five-story, 757-seat grade school located at 510 Coney Island Avenue, in northern Kensington. Construction is scheduled “to begin this Spring,” and completion is slated for September 2017.

8 West 70th Street

8 West 70th Street, rendering by Platt Byard Dovell White Architects

8 West 70th Street [West Side Rag]: Scaffolding has shrouded the four-story building — at 8 West 70th Street, on the Upper West Side — ahead of impending demolition to make way for a nine-story, four-unit mixed-use building, filed early last year, and approved by the LPC in December. A completion date has yet to be announced.

91-41 63rd Drive [DNAinfo]: Local officials are vying to secure funding for the expansion of the existing single-story, 7,500 square-foot Rego Park Library at 91-41 63rd Drive, in Rego Park. An expanded structure would “take several years to design and build.”

327 East 9th Street

327 East 9th Street, rendering by Issac & Stern Architects

327 East 9th Street [EV Grieve]: A six-story, two-unit residential building, to measure 7,200 square feet, has topped-out at 327 East 9th Street, in the East Village. Issac & Stern Architects is designing, and completion can likely be expected later this year.

23-30 Borden Avenue [Queens Courier]: Cushman & Wakefield are marketing the two-story, 276,700 square-foot manufacturing building at 23-30 Borden Avenue, in Long Island City. The site has a total of roughly “406,500 buildable square feet under current zoning.”

28-10 Jackson Avenue

28-10 Jackson Avenue, image via Court Square Blog

28-10 Jackson Avenue [The Court Square Blog]: Since demolition wrapped up at Tishman Speyer’s site spanning 28-10 – 28-34 Jackson Avenue, in Long Island City, axonometric depictions of the planned three-tower, 1,789-unit mixed-use development have been posted on-site. Completion is anticipated for June 2018.

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DOB Digest: Seven-Story, 55-Unit Residential Project Planned for 24 Ford in eastern Crown Heights, More

Vacant 24 Ford Street at right, image via Google Maps (May 2012)

BRONX:

3527 Eastchester Road: L&R&G Contractors Corp. has filed applications for a four-story, 10-unit residential building measuring nearly 8,500 square feet at 3527 Eastchester Road, in northern Williamsbridge. Fred Geremia is designing, and an existing two-story structure must first be removed.

BROOKLYN:

24 Ford Street: An LLC has filed applications for a seven-story, 55-unit residential building measuring nearly 36,900 square feet at the vacant lot of 24 Ford Street, in eastern Crown Heights. Charles Mallea, of M Architecture, is designing.

888 Madison Street: An LLC has filed applications for two three-story, seven-unit residential buildings — each measuring 5,075 square feet — to span 888-890 Madison Street, in eastern Bedford-Stuyvesant (near Broadway). Vlad Potiyevsky is designing, and the site’s two-story predecessor was demolished in January.

695 Jefferson Avenue: An LLC has filed applications for a three-story, seven-unit residential building measuring 5,000 square feet at 695 Jefferson Avenue, in central Bedford-Stuyvesant. Vlad Potiyevsky is designing, and the existing two-story townhouse passed pre-demolition inspection in December.

302 Nostrand Avenue: Applications have been filed for a two-story, four-unit mixed-use building measuring nearly 3,000 square feet at the vacant lot of 302 Nostrand Avenue, in west-central Bedford-Stuyvesant. Sion Hourizadeh is designing.

QUEENS:

102-05 Roosevelt Avenue: Applications have been filed for a two-story, 4,927 square-foot commercial building at 102-05 Roosevelt Avenue, in North Corona. Issa Khorasanchi is designing, and an existing single-story structure must first be demolished.

160-01 Sanford Avenue: Silver Ridgewood LLC has filed applications for two three-story residential buildings each measuring 4,054 square feet — one containing four units, the other five — at 160-01 – 160-03 Sanford Avenue, in Murray Hill. Platonic Solids Architecture is designing, and the existing two-story structure was recently approved for demolition.

21 Beach 222nd Street: Breezy Point Cooperative has filed applications for a two-story, single-family abode measuring 1,820 square feet at 21 Beach 222nd Street, in Breezy Point. The site’s predecessor was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.

139-16 219th Street: Applications have been filed for a two-story, 7,613 square-foot religious structure at 139-16 219th Street, in Laurelton. An existing two-story structure must first be demolished.

STATEN ISLAND:

4875 Hylan Boulevard: An LLC has filed applications for a three-story, two-unit residential building measuring nearly 2,500 square feet at the vacant lot of 4875 Hylan Boulevard, in Annadale. Calvanico Associates Architect and Engineering is designing.

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Posted in 102-05 Roosevelt Avenue | 139-16 219th Street | 160-01 Sanford Avenue | 21 Beach 222nd Street: | 24 Ford Street | 302 Nostrand Avenue | 3527 Eastchester Road | 4875 Hylan Boulevard | 695 Jefferson Avenue | 888 Madison Street

Permits Filed: 987 & 989 Ogden Avenue, Highbridge, Bronx

987 Ogden Avenue, image from Google Maps

This morning, a pair of applications were submitted to erect two market-rate residential projects at 987 and 989 Ogden Avenue, in the Highbridge section of the South Bronx.

Each four-story building will have 14 apartments spread over 9,000 square feet of floor space (or nearly that much). The lot appears to have been broken up into two in order to escape the city’s anti-urban off-street parking requirements, which would have required nine parking spaces if the units had been grouped together in one 28-unit building. While the builder will save a substantial amount of money by not having to build a garage, the duplication of mechanicals and common space will still raise costs above what they would be without the requirements.

Mount Vernon-based Wajeeha Naseem is listed as the developer (although, confusingly, her relationship to the owner is marked as “architect”), and Michael DePasquale as the architect.

With market-rate development in the South Bronx becoming viable for the first time in generations, the project is one of a rare breed in New York City that won’t use up all of its available development rights, with more than 5,000 square feet of space left on the table – a sign that the zoning here is, at least for now, looser than what the market desires.

The land was purchased a few months ago for $745,000 – $42 per square foot of what the developer is building, or $32 per square foot of what they’re allowed as-of-right.

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First Look: 308 North 7th Street, Williamsburg

308 North 7th Street, image by KBA

In December, we brought you word of a new building permit filing in Williamsburg, at 308 North 7th Street.

Now, YIMBY has obtained the first renderings of the project, whose zoning lots also front on Meeker Street just beneath the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, and wrap around to North 6th Street.

While a representative from developer Adam America Real Estate cautioned that the rendering is “very preliminary” and that “the building will look much different,” the rendering obtained by YIMBY depicts a dark-colored building with what appear to be rust-colored – perhaps Corten steel – accents around a dark façade, with triangular balconies jutting out from the building’s face. Daniel Bernstein’s Kutnicki Bernstein Architects is the designer.

308 North 7th Street

308 North 7th Street, image by KBA

The ground floor is not exactly enticing, dominated by a parking garage entrance and shielded with some plants. But don’t blame the developer or architect – the 19 car parking spots are required by zoning.

According to the building permit application, the 38 apartments will be spread across 42,000 square feet of residential space, for an average unit size of 1,100 square feet. The relatively large apartments combined with the lack of through-wall air conditioning units and the overall hot Williamsburg market suggest to us that the apartments will be condos, not rentals.

308 North 7th Street

308 North 7th Street, image by KBA

The land sale was finally recorded with the city in January, after the permit was filed – an increasingly common occurrence nowadays, with builders anticipating an agonizing year-plus wait time at the Department of Buildings for approvals. The collection of industrial and commercial buildings sold for $18.25 million. Based on the rendering, it appears that the Meeker Street buildings will be retained, with their air rights used on North 7th.

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New Look: 190 South 1st Street, 13-Story Williamsburg Project by ODA

190 South 1st Street, image by ODA

Last July, YIMBY posted the first look for a building coming to 190 South 1st Street, in Williamsburg. While the glimpse offered a take on part of the design, it left out bits and pieces. Now, we have the full rendering (albeit in black and white), which confirms the ODA-designed project should indeed be one of the more attractive new developments in the neighborhood.

Adam America is developing, and per DOB filings, the building will span 38,957 square feet. The tower component will rise 13 stories tall, with 30,693 square feet of residential space divided between 32 units. On the first and second floors, 8,264 square feet will be used as a community facility, which will apparently be home to a daycare center. Given the average unit size (nearly 1,000 square feet) and the project’s attractive and PTAC-free design, condos would appear likely.

Above the community facility, the project will include a fair amount of open space, offering creative use of a rooftop that would otherwise be barren. ODA typically integrates open or natural space into their designs, and this is also evident in the balconies that wrap around the residential floors of 190 South 1st Street.

Besides expanding the field of view, the new images leave everything else unchanged, which is hopefully a good sign that the current design for 190 South 1st Street will indeed be built. Besides integrating an active community facility along its lower levels, the building will be one of the best additions to the neighborhood skyline in years, though its relatively short height will translate into invisibility outside of the immediate vicinity.

No formal completion date has been announced.

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Permits Filed: 103-10 Northern Boulevard, North Corona

103-10 Northern Boulevard, image from Google Maps

In 2003, North Corona was the site of one of the Bloomberg administration’s most relentless downzonings. The neighborhood’s incremental post-war densification was halted, with R5 and R6 zones downgraded to R4 and R5 zones. Growth was choked off in one of the city’s last remaining markets that could sustain affordable, market-rate construction, contributing to the evisceration of the city’s small builders and rising housing costs for the neighborhood’s fast-growing population of Mexican and Ecuadorian immigrants.

But amidst the sea of restricted development in the 2003 rezoning, there was a silver of hope: Northern Boulevard was actually upzoned, with allowed densities nearly doubling.

Now, well over a decade after the rezoning, one developer is seeking to become one of the handful to take advantage of the increased development rights along Northern Boulevard. Suffolk County-based Filippo Pedalino is seeking to erect a seven-story, 26-unit apartment building at 103-10 Northern Boulevard, just to the east of 103rd Street, on the south side of the boulevard and near the border with East Elmhurst. GKA Design Group, led by Emanuel Kambanis, is listed as the architect.

The apartments would be spread over nearly 20,000 square feet of residential space, for an average unit size of 760 square feet (five per floor from the second through the fifth, with four on the sixth and two penthouse units on the seventh floor). Two retail spaces totaling nearly 3,000 square feet would also be included on the ground floor, along with 14 open air parking spaces.

If the building at 106-02 Northern Boulevard is any guide, one-bedrooms should rent for around $1,750 a month – significantly cheaper than units in trendier neighborhoods near the Brooklyn and Queens waterfronts.

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YIMBY Today: Fourth Avenue Through Gowanus and Park Slope Booming, More

340 4th Avenue, rendering via Honest Buildings

340 4th Avenue [Brownstoner]: BYP Capital has topped-out their three-story, nearly 11,500 square-foot mixed-use commercial and academic building at 340 4th Avenue, in Gowanus. Bricolage Designs is the architect, and completion is expected later this year.

470 4th Avenue

470 4th Avenue, rendering by Aufgang Architects

470 4th Avenue [Brownstoner]: Excavation has kicked-off at 470 4th Avenue, in Gowanus, where Adam America and other developers are planning a 12-story, 105-unit mixed-use building measuring nearly 84,500 square feet. Completion is expected in early 2016.

227 4th Avenue [The Brooklyn Paper]: Since Greystone’s acquisition of the two-story landmarked building at 227 4th Avenue, in Park Slope, for $7.6 million, plans are moving ahead “to restore the Lyceum’s façade and convert the inside to condos.” The full scope of plans have yet to be revealed, and the LPC’s approval is required.

West Village Park

West Village Park, rendering by Hayes Davidson

West Village Park [Wall Street Journal]: Rudin Management Co. “has broken ground” on the triangular, 16,000 square-foot West Village Park, bound by 7th and Greenwich avenues and West 12th Street. M. Paul Friedberg & Partners is designing the park area, and opening is scheduled for “this summer.”

101 Morningside Avenue [Commercial Observer]: Azimuth Development Group has “secured a $20 million construction loan” to make way for their 11-story, 22-unit mixed-use building to span 99-103 Morningside Avenue, in Harlem. Filed last year, demolition of the existing structures is imminent, and completion is expected “at the end of 2016.”

28-02 42nd Road

28-02 42nd Road, image via The Court Square Blog

28-02 42nd Road [The Court Square Blog]: Renderings have been posted on-site for a large and mysterious mixed-use high-rise building that will span the vacant lots of 28-02 – 28-06 42nd Road, in Long Island City. Completion is anticipated for Fall 2017, according to on-site signage, and Hiwin USA LLC is developing.

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DOB Digest: Four-Story, 10-Unit Residential Development Penciled for 349 Keap Street in Williamsburg, More

Pre-demolition 349 Keap Street, image via Google Maps (Sept. 2014)

BROOKLYN:

349 Keap Street: An LLC has filed applications for a four-story, 10-unit residential building measuring 6,816 square feet at 349 Keap Street, in central Williamsburg. BMG Design Build is designing, and an existing two-story structure must first be demolished.

1646 70th Street: Filed in December, applications reveal plans to expand the existing 2.5-story, 1,318 square-foot abode — at 1646 70th Street, in Bensonhurst — to a three-story, two-unit building measuring nearly 2,500 square feet.

2560 National Drive: Applications have been filed for a two-story, single-family residence measuring 2,345 square feet at 2560 National Drive, in Mill Basin. An old Sandy-ravaged two-story structure has already been demolished.

QUEENS:

251-29 51st Avenue: Applications have been filed for a two-story, single-family residence measuring 4,600 square feet at 251-29 51st Avenue, in southern Little Neck. JLS Designs is the architect, and an existing two-story house must first be demolished.

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Revealed: 390 State Street/73-79 Bond Street Townhouses, Boerum Hill

73-79 Bond Street/390 State Street townhouses, image from Ben Hansen Architect

Last August, YIMBY reported on permit filings for five townhouses in Boerum Hill, at the corner of State and Bond streets.

Now, we’ve come across an image of the townhouses, at 73-79 Bond Street (including No. 75A). While the marketing address appears to be 390 State Street, the homes will actually front on Bond, with the garage entrance on State.

Designed by Ben Hansen Architect for Adam America Real Estate, the style is modern, which YIMBY expected based on the architect’s own home just down the street, at 420 State Street.

Each of the homes will be 18 feet wide and four stories tall, reaching 55 feet into the air. While each home will technically only have 2,400 square feet of usable residential floorspace, four of the five homes will have a whopping 5,600 square feet of construction area, which includes a one-car garage for each home and basement space with windows that will be practically, if not legally, inhabitable. They’ll each have four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, as well as private balconies on each floor, per the architect.

The land was purchased for $6 million last year, or $1.2 million per home. If we had to guess, we’d put the final cost of each finished home near $5 million.

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Revealed: 600 West 58th Street, 65-Unit Mixed-Use Project by Durst

600 West 58th Street, image from Durst

Back in January of 2014, YIMBY reported that permits were filed for a new building at 600 West 58th Street, on the corner of Eleventh Avenue. And now, we have a rendering of the project, which is being developed by Durst and designed by Studio V Architecture.

The lot is the only remaining vacant parcel on the block bounded by 57th and 58th streets and 11th Avenue and West Street, with the other two buildings on the block also developed by Durst. The Helena was completed back in 2003, while the Bjarke Ingels-designed 625 West 57th Street is still under construction.

The building set to rise at 600 West 58th Street will be an 80/20 rental project, with 53 market-rate units and 12 affordable apartments. The building will stand 10 stories tall and span almost 120,000 square feet, split between a sizable retail and community facility component, with apartments above. The ratio has shifted towards more commercial space since permits were initially filed, and they had previously indicated the project would have 120 apartments.

Alexander Durst described the project to YIMBY thusly:

Studio V’s design for 600 West 58th Street is a beautiful compliment to Bjarke Ingels-inspired architecture for the 57th Street building. Once completed, the block will be a mecca of innovative design with nearly 1,400 units of rental housing including more than 275 affordable apartments.

Indeed, Studio V’s design will be a positive addition for 11th Avenue, and 600 West 58th Street is another baby step in the corridor’s transformation from a post-industrial wasteland into a thriving residential neighborhood. The area is currently home to a sea of construction cranes, and besides 625 West 57th Street, the first two Riverside Center towers are also under construction; demolition is also nearly complete for TF Cornerstone’s 606 West 57th Street, just one block to the south.

Per Durst, completion of 600 West 58th Street is expected by late 2015.

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