Nissan Cohen, doing business as an anonymous Bronx-based LLC, has filed applications for a three-story, two-unit mixed-use building at 2160 Powell Avenue, in Unionport, located five blocks south of the Castle Hill Avenue stop on the 6 train. The structure, to rise on a triangular plot bound by Powell Avenue and the Cross Bronx Expressway, will measure 4,985 square feet. The first two floors will host 3,197 square feet of commercial-retail space, and the top floor will contain two apartments, averaging 894 square feet apiece. Queens-based Gerald J. Caliendo is the architect of record. The 3,271-square-foot lot is currently vacant.
Gerald Caliendo Architect
Eyal Ovadia, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 762 Marcy Avenue, in the heart of Bedford-Stuyvesant, located four blocks from the Bedford-Nostrand Avs. stop on the G train. The structure will measure 6,925 square feet and its residential units should average 713 square feet apiece, indicative of rentals. There will be two units per floor on the ground through third floors, and a single unit on the fourth. Queens-based Gerald J. Caliendo is the architect of record. Demolition permits were filed in March to remove the 25-foot-wide site’s two-story townhouse.
Eyal Ovadia, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for two five-story, six-unit residential buildings at 860-862 East 35th Street, in southern East Flatbush, located five blocks from the Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College stop on the 2/5 trains. Each building will measure 5,907 square feet, and the residential units across both structures should average a rental-sized 728 square feet apiece. They layouts are identical in each building, with a single unit on the ground floor, two units per floor on the the second and third levels, and a single unit on the fourth and fifth floors. Queens-based Gerald J. Caliendo is the architect of record. The 40-foot-wide plot is currently occupied by a two-and-a-half-story wood-framed house. Demolition permits were recently filed to knock it down.
Last year, residential development in the South Bronx was booming. This year, builders are looking at their future tax bills – without the 421-a tax break – and realizing that it’s safer and cheaper to build hotels than apartments.
In July of 2014, FBS Realty, doing business as Jackson Heights-based Manhasset Homes USA, filed applications for a seven-story, 22-unit mixed-use building at 525 Myrtle Avenue, in northern Clinton Hill, located six blocks from the Clinton-Washington Avs stop on the G train. The 26,688-square-foot structure has now topped out, according to the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership. The ground floor will feature 2,143 square feet of retail space – to be sold as a single retail condo – and a 512-square-foot doctors office. The residential units, which begin on the second floor, should average 777 square feet apiece. Jamaica-based Gerald Caliendo is the architect of record. Completion can be expected closer to 2017.