Yesterday, YIMBY brought you news on building applications for 1414 Central Avenue, in Queens’ Far Rockaway neighborhood. Today, we have the first preliminary rendering for the project, designed by Magnusson Architecture and Planning, and the new building will be a massive improvement over the site’s current state.
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A church in Far Rockaway, Queens, is about to be razed to make way for a mixed-use building. Permits for an eight-story structure have been submitted for 1414 Central Avenue, six blocks away from the Far Rockaway-Mott Avenue Subway station, at the end of the A train. Kingspoint Heights Development is the developer, and the project would be built on the site of the Community Church–the Nazarene.
Multi-block redevelopments are becoming commonplace in the formerly industrial areas that border the burgeoning residential blocks of northwest Brooklyn, and now another major site has been added to the list. Yesterday, City Planning approved the Pfizer redevelopment in South Williamsburg, which will see the derelict 4.2-acre site completely revitalized.
Applications filed with the DOB show that Flatbush is about to see a 14-story infill project rise at 2119 Caton Avenue, two blocks southeast of the Q Train’s Parkside Avenue stop. The New York City Economic Development Corporation filed for the permits, and Freeform+Deform will be designing the structure, which will be comprised of 11,792 square feet of commercial space, 18,990 square feet of community facility space, and 193,822 square feet of residential space, to be divided amongst 255 rental apartments. The Real Deal spoke with the EDC, and reported that the building will be all-affordable, with low, moderate, and middle-income tiers. Completion is expected by 2020, and Magnusson Architecture and Planning is the architect of record.
Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood has been brimming with infill developments both large and small as of late, and now, building applications have been filed for a nine-story mixed-use structure at 6307 4th Avenue. Plans list the Metropolitan New York Synod as the developer, and show the project will have a 7,600 square-foot community facility component, topped by 49,916 square feet of residential space, which will be divided amongst 73 units. Christine Hunter of Magnusson Architecture and Planning is listed as the architect, and the site is currently occupied by a two-story church building that must first be demolished.