Normally, when YIMBY hears about development in eastern Queens, it’s happening in Flushing or Jamaica. But over the weekend, we stumbled across permits for a new apartment building in Briarwood, a middle-class neighborhood wedged between Jamaica and Kew Gardens.
Woodhaven-based Joe Mashieh has filed applications for a three-story, three-unit residential building at 437 Cleveland Street, in northern East New York, located four blocks from the Shepherd Avenue stop on the C train. The structure will measure 3,942 square feet. Each floor will host a single apartment, and the units should average a family-sized 986 square feet apiece. Suresh Manchanda’s Flushing-based L&C Associates is the applicant of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,458-square-foot lot is currently vacant. The site benefits from the East New York Rezoning that was approved last month, and now sits within an R5B district. The site can accommodate up to 3,318 square feet of residential space, which means 361 square feet of air rights will remain if the latest plans move forward.
Filings for new residential buildings have slowed to a crawl as the real estate lobby and the construction unions fight over the future of the 421-a tax abatement, but commercial development is alive and well across the city. Yesterday, we spotted plans for a six-story office building at 77 Chrystie Street in the Lower East Side.
New condos are growing at 366-370 Gates Avenue in the heart of Bed-Stuy, and we have the first look at the new project. Developer Tower Real Estate Investments sent along a rendering and details on their four-story, three-building development. The complex is under construction between Bedford and Nostrand avenues, five blocks from the Bedford-Nostrand G train stop.
Property owner Meir Daus has filed applications for a four-story, six-unit residential building at 134 Quincy Street, in western Bedford-Stuyvesant, located seven blocks north of the Franklin Avenue stop on the C train. The project will encompass 6,278 square feet and its residential units should average 728 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. The ground floor apartment will include space in the cellar, and there will be two units per floor on the second and third levels. The penthouse unit will span the entire fourth floor and a rooftop terrace. Suresh Manchanda’s Flushing-based L&C Associates is the architect of record. Demolition permits were filed in March for the site’s existing three-story, multi-family townhouse.