Permits have been filed for a four-story mixed-use building at 6915 15th Avenue, in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. The site is two blocks away from the 71st Street Subway Station, serviced by the D train. TLK Group will be responsible for the development.
Chi F. Lau Architect
Work is now underway to convert the dilapidated three-story (plus basement), 12-unit single-room-occupancy (SRO) building at 226 West 132nd Street, in Harlem, into four residential apartments. Construction on the building can be seen in a photo posted to Harlem+Bespoke. Permits at the Buildings Department indicate there will be 3,384 square feet of residential space, which means the project’s four full-floor apartments should average 846 square feet apiece. It’s unclear if the apartments will be condominiums or rentals. Renovations to the structure include a rebuilding of the interior spaces, foundational work, and new windows. Chi F. Lau’s TriBeCa-based architectural firm is the architect of record and David Lavipour is the property owner. Completion can probably be expected later this year.
Junhong Zhu, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for an eight-story, 24,033-square-foot medical building at 876 60th Street, in southern Sunset Park, located two blocks from the Eight Avenue stop on the N train. The project will feature 19,160 square feet of medical offices, plus a daycare facility located on the cellar level. Lower Manhattan-based Chi F. Lau is the architect of record. The development assemblage include two 20-foot-wide, three-story apartment buildings. Demolition permits were filed in February to knock them down.
A residential complex is nearing completion at 498 Lorimer Street on the southern edge of Greenpoint. Though it stands as a single structure, it functions as three conjoined buildings at 498, 500, and 502 Leonard, where each one is accessed via a separate entrance for its eight units. The combined 24 unit complex rises four stories high, with a penthouse level above set back from the main façade. In terms of urban context, its design makes it a transitional component between the rowhome neighborhood to the east and a new cluster of mid-rises facing McCarren Park one block west.
Brooklyn-based Eight & Eight Development has filed applications for a five-story, eight-unit mixed-use building at 578 Fifth Avenue, in South Slope, located around the block from the Prospect Avenue stop on the R train. The new building will encompass 10,726 square feet and will include 1,549 square feet of retail space across the ground floor and part of the cellar. Floors two through five will contain two residential units each. The apartments should average 740 square feet apiece, which means rental units are likely in the works. Lower Manhattan-based Chi F. Lau Architect is the architect of record. Demolition permits were filed in June of 2015 for the site’s existing two-story, 25-foot-wide commercial building.