Gerald Caliendo Architect

725 Lafayette Avenue

Four-Story, Seven-Unit Residential Building Planned at 725 Lafayette Avenue, Bedford-Stuyvesant

Jamaica-based Phoenix Home Realty has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 725 Lafayette Avenue, in the heart of Bedford-Stuyvesant. The structure will measure 6,974 square feet and its residential units should average 714 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. There will be two apartments per floor on the first three levels, followed by a full-floor apartment on the fourth. Laundry facilities will be located in the cellar. Briarwood-based Gerald J. Caliendo is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot property is currently occupied by a two-story, single-family townhouse. Demolition permits haven’t been filed. The Bedford-Nostrand Avenues stop on the G train is three blocks away.


1448 Fulton Street

Six-Story, 10-Unit Mixed-Use Building Planned at 1448 Fulton Street, Bedford-Stuyvesant

Queens Village-based Atari Realty has filed applications for a six-story, 10-unit mixed-use building at 1448 Fulton Street, in southern Bedford-Stuyvesant. The structure will measure 9,663 square feet. It will include 1,633 square feet of ground-floor retail space, followed by two units per floor on the second through sixth floors. They should average 640 square feet apiece, which means rental apartments are surely in the works. Amenities include an “indoor recreational room” and storage for bikes in the cellar. Gerald J. Caliendo’s Briarwood-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 20-foot-wide, 2,000-square-foot lot is currently occupied by a single-story garage. Demolition permits haven’t been filed. The Kingston-Throops Avenues stop on the C train is located on the same block.


28 Spencer Place, photo by Rebecca Baird-Remba

Permits Filed: 29 Spencer Place, Bed-Stuy

Folks who live near the Franklin Avenue C train stop in southern Bed-Stuy are probably familiar with an oddly shaped vacant lot on the corner of Fulton and Spencer streets. Recently, it’s been full of painted Airstream trailers and vans. Now, it will become apartments.

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2114 Fulton Street

Four-Story, Eight-Unit Residential Building Filed at 2114 Fulton Street, Ocean Hill

Brooklyn-based Diamond Homes NYC has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 2114 Fulton Street, in Ocean Hill. The structure will measure 6,627 square feet and its residential units should average 828 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Each floor will host two units each, although one of the fourth-floor units will feature space in an upper mezzanine level. Amenities include storage space and laundry facilities. Briarwood-based Gerald J. Caliendo is the architect of record. The 19-foot-wide, 1,995-square-foot lot is currently vacant as the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development demolished the site’s two-story predecessor back in 2013. The new building will be located less than a block from the Rockaway Avenue stop on the A/C trains.


80-85 31st Street

Two Six-Story, Nine-Unit Mixed-Use Buildings Filed at 30-85 31st Street, Astoria

The Vass Stevens Group has filed applications for two six-story, nine-unit mixed-use buildings at 30-85 – 30-87 31st Street, in central Astoria, located two blocks from the Broadway stop on the N/Q trains. Each will measure 10,249 square feet and will contain 765- and 833-square-foot retail and medical office components, respectively, on the ground and cellar levels. The residential units, located across the second through sixth floors, should average 707 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. The structures will be topped by an outdoor terrace on the roof. Queens-based Gerald J. Caliendo is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide lot is currently occupied by a two-and-a-half-story, wood-framed house. Demolition permits were filed in December.


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