Late last year, Anbau Enterprises offered to pay roughy $75 million to demolish a single-story retail building and build a 40-story residential tower at 220 Cadman Plaza West, in Brooklyn Heights. Even after the developer increased the bid to $130 million last week, meaning a $150,000 payout for each shareholder, the shareholder residents of Whitman Owner Corp. at 75 Henry Street voted against the offer, according to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. That means the board will not investigate the development plans and the one-story retail building along Pineapple Walk will remain as is.
In May of 2015, YIMBY reported on applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential project at 797 Sterling Place, in eastern Crown Heights. The developer, Ari Kirschrnbaum, however, has since filed permits for a larger building. The new filings call for a six-story, eight-unit mixed-use structure measuring 13,292 square feet in total. A 1,706 square-foot children’s day care is now planned on the ground and cellar levels. The residential units will begin on the second floor and should average 1,034 square feet apiece, which means small condos may be in the works. Suresh Manchanda’s Flushing-based L&C Associates is the applicant of record. The site is located within a five-block radius of the 2, 3, 4, 5, and Franklin Avenue Shuttle (S) trains.
Gary Barnett’s Extell Development is moving forward with an unknown project on the corner of Fifth Avenue and West 46th Street, in Midtown’s Diamond District. Curbed NY reports the developer recently filed demolition permits for six five-story commercial buildings spanning 3-13 West 46th Street. The row of buildings are currently masked with black netting, which means demolition should begin soon.
Just as the MTA considers a lengthy L train shutdown to repair flood damage from Hurricane Sandy, the Department of City Planning has kicked off the approval process for Williamsburg’s first new office building in decades. But the rezoning for the development at 25 Kent Avenue includes a policy that could shape industrial areas throughout the city. It would create a special district that allows developers to trade light manufacturing space for extra office space.
Property owner Wei Chen has filed applications for a four-story, four-unit mixed-use building at 37-60 103rd Street, in North Corona, located two blocks from the 103rd Street – Corona Plaza stop on the 7 train. The project will measure 7,299 square feet in its entirety, 3,709 square feet of which will be residential space for two duplex units. Retail space will measure 1,479 square feet on the ground floor. Robert Lin’s Flushing-based A&T Engineering is the applicant of record. An existing two-story townhouse must first be demolished.