Earlier this month, YIMBY reported on applications for three two-unit residential buildings at 731-735 Autumn Avenue, on the eastern end of East New York near the Queens border. Yesterday, Matthew Adhoot filed applications for four additional two-unit buildings at 737-743 Autumn Avenue. The four added buildings combine for a total 11,157 square feet in residential space, which means units will average 1,395 square feet. Combined with the townhouses planned at 731-735 Autumn, the development will boast 14 residential units. Pirooz Soltanizadeh’s Queens-based Royal Engineering is the applicant of record.
East New York
YIMBY happened to pass by Pitkin Avenue in East New York over the weekend, and noticed a collection of townhouses nearing the finish line at 402-424 Shepherd Avenue, right next to the Shepherd Avenue C train stop.
The City Planning Commission officially kicked off the public review process yesterday for the administration’s three major housing policies to date: mandatory inclusionary zoning, zoning for quality and affordability, and the East New York rezoning.
Albert Basal has filed applications for a three-story, three-unit residential building at 444 Miller Avenue, in central East New York, located three blocks from stops on the 3 and C trains. The building will measure 3,120 square feet, which means full-floor units will average a relatively spacious 1,040 square feet. Bakhtiar Shamloo’s Kew Gardens-based Tabriz Group Design is the applicant of record. The site is currently occupied by a small half-built residential project, which stalled out around 2008, and we assume the remnants will be demolished.
On the last day of July, the de Blasio administration quietly introduced a key piece of its plan to build 80,000 affordable units of housing: mandatory inclusionary zoning. The plan will require market-rate developers to set aside at least 25% of their units in each new building as affordable housing. As the city rezones several neighborhoods across the five boroughs, they’ll impose the policy along with the updated zoning—beginning with East New York.