It’s hard to build taller than three stories in most of Gravesend, a middle-class neighborhood in southern Brooklyn populated by a diverse mix of Syrian Jewish, Puerto Rican, Chinese, Mexican, Russian, and Ukrainian immigrants. But along the neighborhood’s northern edge, on the border with Midwood and Bensonhurst, the city allows new mid-rise apartment buildings.
Chi F. Lau Architect
Brooklyn-based Horizon Construction Inc. has filed applications for a three-story, six-unit residential building at 3019 Corlear Avenue, in the North Bronx’s Kingsbridge neighborhood, located four blocks from the 231st Street stop on the 1 train. The project, totaling 5,798 square feet, will feature 4,177 square feet of residential space, which means units will average a rental-sized 696 square feet apiece. Sometime in the area’s past, the street was raised and many of the older homes now sit somewhat below grade. The site consists of one of those buildings, and permits were filed to demolish the existing 2.5-story house last December. Lower Manhattan-based Chi F. Lau Architect is the applicant of record.
Over a year ago, YIMBY reported on filings for a nine-story, 72-key mixed-use hotel project at 822 Fourth Avenue, in Greenwood, four blocks south of the R train’s stop on 25th Street. Yesterday, the building was resubmitted to the DOB with slight downward revisions, probably due to zoning restrictions. Sunset Park-based Signature Management Enterprises is still the developer, and the building will now rise eight stories and have 62 hotel rooms. Healthcare facilities will span 18,000 square feet across floors two through four, and Chi F. Lau is the architect of record.
Earlier today, we posted a photo of the rendering on the construction fence at 499 Leonard Street, an 18-unit apartment building under construction in Greenpoint. Now, we’ve got a picture of another construction fence rendering…