Permits have been filed for a new three-story mixed-use structure in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. An anonymous LLC filed the applications for 253 Empire Boulevard, which borders an active commercial strip along Rogers Avenue. The building will be just a block away from the Sterling Station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. The site used to be a single-story laundry superstore with parking, but has been left unoccupied for several years.
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.
Last December, YIMBY reported on the groundbreaking event for a 28-story mixed-use tower rising in New Rochelle, Westchester County. Ten months later, we have a new rendering and updates from the site, at 587 Main Street.
Manhattan Beach is a fairly quiet and affluent neighborhood, with plenty of single-family homes. However, there is a small area close to the border with Brighton Beach that has been zoned for larger projects, including 59 West End Avenue, where an existing structure will soon meet the wrecking ball for a new seven-story mixed-use building.
Five blocks to the northeast of the Main Street stop on the 7 Train, Flushing is about to see yet another new mixed-use development. Applications have been filed for a seven-story building at 35-22 Parsons Boulevard, on the site of an existing assortment of one-story retail space.