Late last winter, Slate Property Group and Adam America Real Estate began excavation on their planned 11-story, 78-unit rental building at 275 Fourth Avenue/251 1st Street, in Park Slope, located four blocks south of the Union Street stop on the R train. But now, the developers are turning the residential project into 44 condominiums. Ground-floor retail and health care spaces are still planned, which will measure 4,476 and 300 square feet, respectively. ODA Architecture is designing, and sales are expected to launch in early 2016.
In the beginning of September, concrete and rebar rose from the ground at 100 Avenue A, in the East Village, where Ben Shaoul initially planned a six-story, 29-unit residential building with retail space. EV Grieve points out the building has climbed to an unexpected seventh floor, and, per the DOB, an eighth floor is on the way. The building will now contain 44 residential units, averaging 735 square feet, and Blink Fitness is expected to take 12,000 square feet on the ground floor. Issac & Stern Architects have designed the project, and completion is expected next year.
Toward the end of last spring, YIMBY brought you a construction update on the first two affordable housing components for the 5,500-unit Greenpoint Landing megaproject, in northern Greenpoint along the waterfront. At the time, foundation work was underway at 33 Eagle Street, where a seven-story, 98-unit residential building is planned, and now the building appears to have topped out, per Brownstoner.
The neglected 4.5-story building at 109 Gates Avenue, in southern Clinton Hill, has been acquired by an unknown buyer for $2.9 million, according to Brownstoner. The buyer reportedly plans to renovate the landmarked building into luxury rental apartments, with a retail unit on the ground floor. Back in 2003, the LPC approved a restoration of the building to its current state, the first renovation since 1908.
Henry Cheng, head of 162 Realty Management LLC, has filed applications for a three-story, two-unit mixed-use building at 43-50 162nd Street, in East Flushing, located four blocks from the Broadway station on the LIRR. The building will measure 7,240 square feet, which includes 1,079 and 1,811 square feet of community and retail space, respectively, on the ground floor. On the second and third floors, two full-floor residential units will average a spacious 2,175 square feet. Flushing-based Thee Shiun Ken is the applicant of record, and the site’s two-story predecessor was demolished over the summer.