Over the last few months, the Department of City Planning has lost the PR battle over the proposed Jerome Avenue rezoning. Residents and activists accused the city of trying to create a new neighborhood called “Cromwell-Jerome,” a reference to DCP’s initial plans for a zoning study, and in response, officials dropped “Cromwell” from the title. In reality, planning officials hope to revitalize a narrow, 73-block stretch around Jerome, from 167th Street to just south of Fordham Road. They want to improve parks, the streetscape, retail, community services, schools, and economic growth, instead of simply pushing through more housing development.
Bedford Realty, doing business under Spencer Estates LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 216 Spencer Street, a vacant lot in the northwestern corner of Bedford-Stuyvesant near the Bedford-Nostrand stop on the G train. The building will measure 6,680 square feet, which means units will average 835 square feet. Jeffrey Kamen is the applicant of record, and the site’s former three-story occupant was demolished in 2001.
Isaac Maman, operating under an LLC, has filed applications for a six-story, eight-unit residential building at the vacant lot of 89 Montrose Avenue, in southeastern Williamsburg, within walking distance of stations on the J, M, G and L lines. The building will measure 6,600 square feet, with units averaging 825 square feet. Woody Chen’s InFocus is the applicant of record.
Property owner Solomon Feder, head of Velocity Framers USA, has filed applications for an eight-story, 16-unit residential building at the vacant lot of 876 Bergen Street, in northwestern Crown Heights. Located five blocks south of the Franklin Avenue station on the A/C lines, the building will measure 10,846 square feet, which works out to units averaging a rental-sized 680 square feet. Asher Hershkowitz is the architect of record.
UPDATE: while permits would seem to indicate condominium’s given the developer’s LLC, a rep for HTO has corrected YIMBY, and 411 Ninth Avenue will actually have rentals.
A sliver lot on the northwest corner of Ninth Avenue and 33rd Street has remained vacant for quite some time, but YIMBY now has the reveal for the building that will soon rise at 411 Ninth Avenue. HTO Architect is designing the project, which has been dubbed Skylight House.
Bergen Street in Prospect Heights is a hub of construction activity, and two residential buildings will finally rise on one of the strip’s last vacant lots between Underhill and Washington Avenues. Owner Benny Shlaff hopes to build two nearly identical four-story developments at 731 and 733 Bergen Street.
A 10-story, 33-unit residential building under construction at 401 East 8th Street in the East Village, has topped-out and gotten its façade, per EV Grieve. The structure will measure 24,975 square feet, and units will average a rental-sized 755 square feet. The property owner is listed as 399 E8 Development LLC, and Akeeb Shekoni’s Askion Architects is designing. The project should wrap up and open for occupancy by 2016.
Property owner Bi Ying Wang has filed applications for a four-story, four-unit residential building at 758 50th Street, in central Sunset Park between 7th and 8th avenues. The building will measure 4,005 square feet, and full-floor units will measure an average 1,000 square feet. Yuk Lam’s Lam Engineer is the applicant of record, and an existing two-story home must first be demolished.
Property owner Helen Imanoel has filed applications for a five-building, 15-unit residential development spanning the lots of 172-25 – 172-35 Baisley Boulevard, in western St. Albans, Queens. Each building will stand three stories with three units, averaging 1,125 square feet. Gerald Caliendo is the architect of record, and an existing two-story, two-unit structure must first be demolished.
A six-story, 14-unit residential building under construction at 362 West 127th Street in Harlem — two blocks north of the 125th Street stop on the A, B, C and D lines — has reached four stories, Harlem+Bespoke reports. The building will measure 9,020 square feet, and units will be rentals, averaging just 645 square feet. The developer/property owner goes by 127 Holdings LLC, and Jock deBoer is designing.