Herman Weiser, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit mixed-use building at 481 Central Avenue, in the heart of Bushwick. The structure will measure 10,281 square feet. The ground floor will host 2,000 square feet of office space for a community facility and the lower portion of a duplex residential unit. The apartments should average 686 square feet apiece, indicative of rentals. Shawn E. Stiles’s New Jersey-based S&S Architectural Design is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,498-square-foot property, located on the corner of Jefferson Avenue, is currently vacant. The Halsey Street Station on the J train is four blocks away.
In March, Charney Construction and Development paid $80 million for one of the largest remaining residential development sites in Williamsburg. The one-acre site had belonged to the Dime Savings Bank of Williamsburgh, which unloaded all of its property except for the iconic Neo-Classical bank at the foot of the Williamsburg Bridge.
Two Bridges Associates (a partnership between L+M Development Partners and the CIM Group) filed pre-applications earlier this year with the Department of City Planning for a 66-story, 1,400-unit residential tower at 260 South Street, on the Lower East Side. The building, which is in the early stages of development, will encompass 1.1-million square feet and stand 718 feet in height, the Lo-Down reported. Twenty-five percent of the project’s residential units, or 350 apartments, will be designated as affordable housing. The structure would be built on an existing parking lot along South Street. An underground parking garage would be built to retain the spaces. In addition to a new tower, the project includes expanding the retail footprint on the ground floors of 265 Cherry Street and 275 Cherry Street, two existing 26-story residential towers (called Lands End II) with 491 apartments located on the northern end of the property. Rutgers Park, located on the western end, is also expected to see a renovation. It’s unclear whether the project requires approval via the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP).
Property owner Juan Calderon has filed applications for a three-story, two-unit mixed-use building at 136 Jamaica Avenue, in the Cypress Hills section of East New York. The structure will measure 6,593 square feet. The ground floor will host 1,774 square feet of commercial-retail and 488 square feet of medical offices. There will be two full-floor residential units, averaging 1,035 square feet apiece, on the floors above. In addition, a two-car parking garage will be located in the cellar. Qiang Su’s Chinatown-based Su Architect is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,306-square-foot property is currently vacant. The Alabama Avenue stop on the J/Z trains is five blocks away.
Days are numbered for the auto body shops, car washes, and gas stations near the High Line in Chelsea. They’re slowly being replaced with apartments, art galleries, and artisanal food shops. Last week, plans were filed for a new building that would replace a car stereo store on the corner of West 25th Street and Tenth Avenue.