Brooklyn-based Austin Prop LLC has filed applications for a seven-story, 21-unit mixed-use building at 71-53 Austin Street, in Forest Hills. The project would encompass 27,878 square feet and rise 70 feet in height. Plans call for 6,032 square feet of ground-floor retail space, followed by 21 residential units across the second through seventh floors. The apartments should average 1,040 square feet apiece, which means either condominiums or rentals could be in the works. Brooklyn-based Colkitt Architecture is the architect of record. The 4,965-square-foot assemblage is currently vacant. The developer originally planned a 12,000-square-foot commercial building, with a ProHealth urgent care medical facility, when the site was acquired in early 2016.
Clifton, N.J.-based BuildPro Construction is proposing a four-story, nine-unit mixed-use project at 712 Grand Street, located in Jersey City’s Bergen-Lafayette section. It will contain 500 square feet of commercial space and a 1,296-square-foot parking garage on the ground floor, followed by nine market-rate rental apartments on the floors above. A five-year tax exemption has already been granted by the city, Jersey Digs reported. A construction timeline has not been revealed at this time.
The New York City Economic Development Corporation and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority have launched a request for proposals (RFP) for the 58,000-square-foot development site at 11-24 Jackson Avenue, located in the Hunters Point section of Long Island City. The city is seeking a development team to deck over the site, which has railroad tracks passing underneath, and build a mixed-use project. Ideally, the project would have mixed-income residential units, ground-floor retail space, community facility space and open public space. The expectation is for the city to sell the site, DNAinfo reported.
Silverstein Properties is now considering developing a two-towered mixed-use project 514 Eleventh Avenue, located on the block between West 40th and 41st streets in Midtown West. The latest plans, which the developer has not committed to at this time, would include a 600,000-square-foot residential condominium tower, followed by a separate one-million-square-foot commercial tower. These plans are consistent with current zoning laws and would not require a rezoning, Crain’s reported. CetraRuddy would be responsible for the design.
CW Realty Management has filed applications for a seven-story, 96-unit mixed-use building at 187 Kent Avenue, located between North 3rd Street and Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg, according to The Real Deal. The project, measuring 140,036 square feet and rising 85 feet, will feature 22,108 square feet of ground-floor retail space and a 170-car parking garage on the second floor. Rental apartments, across the third through seventh floors, will average 634 square feet apiece. Diego Aguilera’s Rego Park-based firm is the architect of record. The 23,216-square-foot assemblage consists of two low-rise warehouses. Demolition permits have not been filed.