New construction doesn’t happen often in Ditmas Park, because the city has protected most blocks from development with zoning that only allows the construction of one- or two-family homes. But near the border with Flatbush, new apartment buildings are allowed to sprout.
Gerald Caliendo Architect
Roslyn Heights, N.Y.-based Colonial Construction & Development has filed applications for three two-story, two-unit houses at 2787 Miles Avenue and 313-317 Swinton Avenue, in the East Bronx’s Throggs Neck section. The building on Miles Avenue will measure 4,860 square feet and the two on Swinton Avenue will each measure 3,744 square feet. Across the entire project, the full-floor residential units should average a family-sized 1,372 square feet apiece. Gerald J. Caliendo’s Briarwood-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 12,500-square-foot property is occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits were filed in July.
All over Bed-Stuy, little row houses are giving way to apartment buildings. The latest example comes to us from the neighborhood’s western borderlands with Clinton Hill, at 169 Lexington Avenue.
A Long Island-based property owner has filed applications for twin three-story, two-family houses at 42-11 – 42-15 214th Place, in central Bayside. The buildings will each measure 3,219 square feet and, across both, the residential units should average 1,091 square feet apiece. Apartments with family-sized configurations are likely in the works. There will also be four off-street parking spaces. Gerald J. Caliendo’s Briarwood-based firm is the architect of record. The 5,000-square-foot site is currently occupied by a two-and-a-half-story house. Demolition permits were filed in July. The Bayside Long Island Rail Road station is three blocks away.
A small ivy-covered wood frame house bit the dust last year on Quincy Street between Malcolm X Boulevard and Patchen Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Now a small apartment building is set to rise in its place, and YIMBY has a rendering of the project.