On the southern edge of Brooklyn’s Cypress Hills neighborhood, just above the blocks constituting East New York and Brownsville, an under-utilized lot at 2718 Fulton Street is about to be redeveloped with a new hotel. Building applications for the site were filed by Michael Kang Architect, P.C., and show a new structure rising ten floors and totaling 29,694 square feet of commercial space. That will be divided between 100 rooms, for a fairly small average size of only 296 square feet. The location is very atypical for hotel development, possibly indicating it may become a homeless shelter after completion, as has occurred in similarly-sited projects in other Outer Borough neighborhoods. Nehalkumar Gandhi of 2722 Fulton LLC is listed as the developer, and the lot lies two blocks west of the J and Z train stop at Van Siclen Avenue.
Michael Kang Architect
YIMBY previously reported on the filing of a job application for 11 West 37th Street back in July of 2014, when the project was first proposed. Now that the site’s old occupant has been demolished, work is fully underway, and a rendering has surfaced in the on-site construction signage.
New development rarely happens in Riverdale, a northwestern Bronx neighborhood where low-density zoning has protected wealthy areas full of single-family homes. But new, mid-rise buildings are allowed on several blocks along the Henry Hudson Parkway. A developer hopes to build on one such project at 3641 Johnson Avenue.
A rendering has been revealed of the nine-story, 29-unit mixed-use building under development at 41-21 23rd Street, in the Court Square section of Long Island City. The image was spotted on-site by The Court Square Blog. The latest building permits indicate the new structure will measure 33,233 square feet and rise 92 feet to its main roof, excluding bulkhead elements. There will be 1,493 square feet of retail space across the ground and cellar levels, followed by 29 apartments across the second through ninth floors. The units should average 799 square feet apiece. Great Neck, N.Y.-based property owner Amir Haghani is the developer and Michael Kang’s Flushing-based firm is the architect. Completion is expected in early 2018.
Earlier this month we released a brief update on Times Development’s 44-unit residential building at 27-05 41st Avenue in Long Island City. Today, we take a closer look at the six-story project that straddles the line between the high-rise Queens Plaza district to the south and the low-rise Dutch Kills neighborhood to the north. Structural steel has risen to the second level, while gray brick cladding already wraps around ground level columns. The project is designed by architect Michael Kang, who is also behind the nearby hotel at 40-47 22nd Street. Yan Po Zhu of Flushing-based River Bridge Tower LLC is listed as the owner. 6,970 square feet of ground level retail will contribute to the budding shopping corridor along the avenue.