The blocks of Jackson Heights offer some the densest real estate in Queens outside of its most urban cores like Long Island City and Jamaica, and today, we have the reveal for another new project coming to the neighborhood. YIMBY last reported on 71-17 Roosevelt Avenue back in December of 2014, when initial new building applications were filed, but now we have an update on the design and the development team, comprised of Scott Aaron’s Socius Development, and Werber Real Estate.
Articles by Nikolai Fedak
Applications filed for a 255-unit affordable building at 2119 Caton Avenue aren’t the only progress YIMBY has to report for Flatbush today. Another new affordable and supportive housing development has now topped-out at 1355 Rogers Avenue, dubbed Crystal Tower, and designed by Delacour, Ferrara, & Church Architects. The project has 123 apartments spanning eight floors and 91,100 square feet of residential space; 74 of those units will be reserved for formerly homeless individuals, 41 will be for seniors and their families that are currently on the NYCHA waitlist, and eight three-bedroom units will be available to the community at large via lottery. Completion is expected by 2018, and the site is being developed by The Doe Fund and Crystal Ball, LLC.
Applications filed with the DOB show that Flatbush is about to see a 14-story infill project rise at 2119 Caton Avenue, two blocks southeast of the Q Train’s Parkside Avenue stop. The New York City Economic Development Corporation filed for the permits, and Freeform+Deform will be designing the structure, which will be comprised of 11,792 square feet of commercial space, 18,990 square feet of community facility space, and 193,822 square feet of residential space, to be divided amongst 255 rental apartments. The Real Deal spoke with the EDC, and reported that the building will be all-affordable, with low, moderate, and middle-income tiers. Completion is expected by 2020, and Magnusson Architecture and Planning is the architect of record.
Yesterday, YIMBY brought you the reveal for 308 North 7th Street in Williamsburg, designed by Issac & Stern Architects. Today, the prolific architects have filed permits for another new project in the neighborhood, at 632 Metropolitan Avenue, which is roughly equidistant between the Metropolitan and Graham Avenue stops on the L Train. The building will rise six floors and total 8,577 square feet of residential space, which will be divided amongst ten rental-sized units. Amleto Mazza of 632 Metropolitan Avenue, LLC, is listed as the developer, and demolition permits for the site’s previous two-story home were filed back in June of 2016.
Yesterday, YIMBY brought you two reveals for developments coming to the architecturally-neglected blocks of Greenpoint. Today, we have an updated design for a building coming to Greenpoint’s even less fortunate cousin, Williamsburg, at 308 North 7th Street, which will substantially improve a lot formerly occupied by nondescript industrial and commercial structures.