Downtown Brooklyn is a hotbed for major new developments, with sites like 9 DeKalb Avenue set to sprout supertall towers in the near future. But smaller opportunities for positive transformations still abound within the myriad of older structures that compose the bulk of the neighborhood’s urban fabric, and one such opportunity is located at 50 Nevins Street, which is set for a redevelopment and expansion by the Institute for Community Living.
Queens-based Rayham Realty has filed applications for a four-story, 10,115-square-foot medical office building at 1210 Sheepshead Bay Road, in Sheepshead Bay. The medical office space will be located across the cellar through fourth floors. A 14-car parking garage will be located on parts of the cellar and ground levels. Brooklyn-based Mozer Architect Design is the architect of record. The 5,369-square-foot assemblage is occupied by a pair of single-family houses. Demolition permits for the two houses were filed in December and January, respectively.
An anonymous College Point-based company has filed applications for a four-story, 10-unit mixed-use building at 25-62 97th Street, located on the corner of Astoria Boulevard in East Elmhurst. The project will measure 11,876 square feet. There will be medical office space in the cellar and 4,286 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. The residential units will be located across the second through fourth floors and should average 759 square feet apiece, indicative of rentals. Roslyn, N.Y.-based CNA Builders & Consultant Corp. is the applicant of record. The 6,308-square-foot lot was occupied by a single-story house until June of 2016, when the structure was demolished.
An anonymous College Point-based LLC has filed applications for a three-story, two-unit mixed-use building at 18-15 College Point Boulevard, in College Point. The project will measure 5,000 square feet. There will be 1,055 square feet of retail and 950 square feet of medical office space on the ground floor. The two floors above will contain two full-floor residential units. The apartments should average a family-sized 1,473 square feet apiece. Benjamin B. Lam’s Queens-based Lam & Lam Engineering is the applicant of record. The 2,500-square-foot plot was occupied by a three-story building until August of last year, when a fire forced the structure to be demolished.
An anonymous Hell’s Kitchen-based LLC has filed applications for a nine-story, 31-key hotel at 444 East 149th Street, located in the South Bronx’s Mott Haven section near the area known as The Hub. The building will encompass 20,226 square feet. There will be 760 square feet of medical offices on part of the ground floor, followed by hotel rooms across the rest of the building. Oscar M. Fuertes’s Huntington, N.Y.-based firm is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,600-square-foot plot is occupied by a three-story townhouse. Demolition permits have not been filed.