Arbie Development has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 105 Schenectady Avenue, in eastern Crown Heights, located five blocks away from the Utica Avenue stop on the A and C trains. The structure will measure 6,861 square feet in total and residential units will spread across 4,978 square feet, which means units will average a rental-sized 711 square feet each. One of the units on the fourth floor will feature a fifth-floor penthouse. Forest Hills-based ARC Architecture + Design Studio is the architect of record and an existing three-story townhouse must first be demolished.
JIH Builders Group has filed applications for a four-story, nine-unit residential building at 233 Buffalo Avenue, on the eastern end of Crown Heights, located six blocks from the Crown Heights – Utica Avenue stop on the 3, 4, and 5 trains. The project will measure 8,906 square feet in total and will have 6,075 square feet of residential space, which means units will average a rental-sized 675 square feet apiece. Rego Park-based Diego Aguilera Architects is the applicant of record. An existing two-story building must first be demolished.
A one-unit, five-story residential building is nearing completion at 995 Washington Avenue in the southwest corner of the Crown Heights neighborhood in Brooklyn.
Back in the summer of 2014, YIMBY reported on filings for a new eight-story, 119-unit mixed-use building at 945 Bergen Street, in northwestern Crown Heights, but those plans have since been abandoned for a more conservative project. Instead of demolishing the former Nassau Brewing Co., Crow Hill Development is planning to convert the dilapidated four- and six-story structures into a single mixed-use building measuring 71,692 square feet. The building will include 32,493 square feet of residential space for 36 units. Retail space and restaurants will be located on the ground and below-grade levels, and the remaining square footage will take on some form of manufacturing use. Commercial Observer reports an $18 million construction loan was recently secured, and completion is expected in early 2017. Formactiv Architecture is designing.
This year marked the 50th anniversary of the New York City landmarks law, which empowered the Landmarks Preservation Commission to designate landmarks and historic districts in the five boroughs. With 2015 coming to an end, we thought it would be a good time to review what the commission has protected this year. Six individual landmarks and four historic districts were designated, adding up to protection for over 2,000 more structures.