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Construction Making Headway at 805 Washington Avenue, Crown Heights, Brooklyn

Concrete has reached the third floor at 805 Washington Heights, a residential project rising in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. The building is now expected to become a nine-story residential, part of a revision to the permits made in April of this year. This comes after the permits reflected downsizing to six stories when we reported on it in October. Levi Balkany of Happy Living Development is responsible for the applications.

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229 Ninth Street

Seven-Story, 24-Unit Residential Project Filed at 229 Ninth Street, Gowanus

Brooklyn-based Happy Living Development has filed applications for a seven-story, 24-unit residential project at 229 Ninth Street, in Gowanus. The project will measure 31,423 square feet and rise 80 feet above street level. Its residential units, located across the ground through seventh floors, plus a penthouse level, should average 901 square feet apiece, which means either condominiums or rentals could be in the works. There will also be a 10-car parking garage in the cellar. De-Jan Lu’s Greenwich Village-based firm is the architect of record. The 6,000-square-foot assemblage consists of three two-story townhouses at 227-231 Ninth Street. Demolition permits have not been filed.


441 West 37th Street

Nine-Story, 12-Unit Mixed-Use Building Filed at 441 West 37th Street, Midtown West

Happy Living Development has filed applications for a 12-story, nine-unit mixed-use building at 441 West 37th Street, in Midtown West. The project will measure 19,441 square feet in its entirety. Part of the ground floor will contain a 357-square-foot doctor’s office. The rest of the ground floor and the second floor will host a single duplex unit, followed by full-floor apartments on the third through eighth floors. Two duplex apartments will be located across the ninth through 12th floors. The units should average 1,647 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. Amenities will include private residential storage space, bike storage, “recreation space” on the second floor, and a rooftop terrace. De-Jan Lu’s Greenwich Village-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,468-square-foot lot is currently occupied by a two-story commercial building. Demolition permits haven’t been filed. The nearest subway station is the 34 St – Hudson Yards terminus of the 7 train.


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