A deteriorating piece of Greenwich Village dating back to the time of President Andrew Jackson will be demolished. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved a proposal for a new building at 327 Bleecker Street.
The Brooklyn-based development and design firm Barrett Design has filed applications for a seven-story, five-unit mixed-use building at 3 East 3rd Street, on the western end of the East Village, a few steps from Bowery. The new building will measure 17,520 square feet. It will host 3,135 square feet of retail space across the cellar, the ground floor, and an upper mezzanine level. There will be full-floor residential units on the second through fifth floors, followed by a duplex penthouse on the sixth and seventh floors. The penthouse will sport an exclusive roof terrace. Private residential storage space will be available to all units. Averaging 2,101 square feet apiece, the apartments will very likely be condos. The 40-foot-wide, 3,055-square-foot lot is occupied by a three-story commercial building. Permits were filed in August to demolish it.
A rendering has been revealed of the 11-story, 73-unit mixed-use building planned at 609 Fourth Avenue, located on the corner of 18th Street in South Slope. Recently filed new building applications indicate the project will encompass 93,050 square feet. It will include 4,960 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The residential units above should average 785 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. CGI Strategies is the developer and Issac & Stern Architects is behind the design, DNAinfo reported. The 12,520-square-foot assemblage currently consists of three three-story townhouses along Fourth Avenue, a single-story commercial building on the corner, and a small vacant lot along 18th Street. Demolition permits were filed earlier this year. The Prospect Avenue stop on the R train is two blocks away.
Now that phase one of St. George’s Lighthouse Point project – a 12-story, 116-unit mixed-use building with residential units and commercial space at 35A Bay Street – is under construction and gaining attention, Triangle Equities is shifting focus on to the second phase. The developer has partnered with Starwood Hotel & Resorts for a 12-story, 175-key Westin hotel, which will be built adjacent and connected to one of four existing industrial buildings, the Wall Street Journal reported. The hotel, dubbed the Westin New York Staten Island, will encompass 190,000 square feet and will include 15,000 square feet of event space. Many of its luxury amenities and a restaurant will be located in the industrial building. The other three industrial buildings will be redeveloped into an additional 30,000 square feet of mixed-use commercial space. Perkins Eastman is designing and Andres Escobar is responsible for the interiors, although new building applications haven’t been filed for the hotel. Completion of the hotel is expected in 2019.
Brooklyn-based Scarano Realty has filed applications for a six-story, 10-unit mixed-use building at 326 Avenue U, in central Gravesend. The project will measure 11,661 square feet. It will include retail space in the cellar and on a mezzanine level connected to the ground floor. The residential units will be located on the second through sixth floors and should average 626 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Amenities will include six off-street parking spaces, storage for 20 bikes, a recreation room on the ground floor, laundry facilities, and a roof terrace. David Silberman’s Flushing-based firm is the applicant of record. The 2,227-square-foot property is currently vacant. The Avenue U stop on the F train is down the block.