On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission held public hearings on six proposed designations. One was for a complex in East New York, Brooklyn and the latter five were for properties in Midtown East.
East New York
East New Yorkers rallied early last year to save a historic bank building at 91 Pennsylvania Avenue in East New York, after plans surfaced for a seven-story medical building that would replace it. The wrecking ball ultimately came for the 19th century Renaissance Revival bank designed by Richard Upjohn, and now the new medical facility is rising fast.
The Institute for Community Living is planning to build a two-story, 44,600-square-foot medical office building at 2587 Atlantic Avenue, on the corner of Georgia Avenue in East New York, located a block from the Alabama Avenue stop on the J/Z trains. The nonprofit is expected to establish nine programs at the location, including mental health programs, social services, and care coordination. In addition, Community Healthcare Network, another nonprofit, is expected to provide primary care services in 5,100 square feet of the space, according to Crain’s. Dattner Architects is designing and completion is expected in 2018. Dattner is also working on ICL’s project in Crown Heights. As for this project, it is being built adjacent to ICL’s mental health clinic at 2581 Atlantic Avenue. The development assemblage include the three-story mixed-use building at 2587 Atlantic Avenue, the Georgia Avenue-facing end of 2581 Atlantic Avenue, and a two-story, two-family house at 40 Georgia Avenue.
Last summer, the Daily News reported that the city was dragging its feet on building gas, sewer, and electric lines for the final phases of Nehemiah Spring Creek’s affordable housing development in East New York. Now, wheels are cranking into motion at the city housing agencies. Building applications have been filed for the fourth stage of the project.
Ozone Park-based Amida Holding has filed applications for two three-story, three-family residential buildings at 103-107 Force Tube Avenue, in the Cypress Hills section of East New York, located three blocks from the Norwood Avenue stop on the J/Z trains. They will rise on the vacant portion of a 9,294-square-foot lot. The plot of land, which shares a corner with Hale Avenue, also contains a two-story townhouse at 39 Hale Avenue that will not be demolished. As for the new structures, they will respectively measure 2,882 and 2,707 square feet. Across the development, the full-floor apartments should average 931 square feet apiece. Brandon Hamchuk’s Massapequa, N.Y.-based Hogan Associates is the applicant of record. The site was subdivided into three separate lots in 2015.