Brooklyn-based GY Properties has filed applications for twin three-story, two-family mixed-use buildings at 2349-2353 Coney Island Avenue, in Sheepshead Bay, located six blocks from the Avenue U stop on the Q train. From north to south, they will measure 6,439 and 6,498 square feet respectively. The ground floors in each structure will host 1,901 and 1,925 square feet of retail space. Across both buildings, the project’s four full-floor residential units should average 1,304 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. Danny Isla’s Long Island-based Isla Engineering Service Company is the applicant of record. The 40-foot-wide plot is currently vacant.
Midtown South-based Mike Shamash has filed applications for a seven-story, eight-unit mixed-use building at 1010 Fulton Street, in southern Clinton Hill, located two blocks from the Franklin Avenue stop on the C train and Franklin Avenue Shuttle. The structure will encompass 11,000 square feet, of which 1,665 square feet will be designated to ground-floor retail. Beginning on the second floor, the residential units should average 815 square feet, which means rental apartments are likely in the works. Three of the apartments will be duplexes. Long Island-based Shahriar Afshari is the applicant of record. The 20.5-foot-wide, 2,091-square-foot lot is currently vacant.
Springhouse Partners has acquired, for $55 million, the six-story, 56-unit mixed-use building at 51 Irving Place, located on the corner of East 17th Street in Gramercy. The 42,502-square-foot property contains about 10,000 square feet of commercial space, which is currently split between five retail units and a single office unit. The residential units above are rental apartments, most of which are market-rate. The new owners plan to conduct renovations, according to The Real Deal. Work will include upgrades to the façade and interiors, and the addition of residential amenities. The apartments will remain as rentals. The property could also accommodate a small expansion, as it contains 5,000 square feet of air rights, although such plans to build an expansion are not known. Springhouse Partners recently secured a $37 million mortgage to finance the acquisition.
A rendering for a new Lower Manhattan skyscraper by architect Thomas Juul-Hansen has appeared on the YIMBY Forums. The building is located on the corner of White and Centre streets, at 137 Centre Street, just to the east of TriBeCa. Juul-Hansen’s rendering would indicate the potential for a 60-story building on a 5,100-square-foot lot. The tower would be located on a site that has significant air rights within its own block, with 75,530 square feet remaining atop the landmarked Fire Engine Company No. 31 at 87 Lafayette Street, and an additional 81,940 square feet atop 139 Centre Street. If the existing nine-story municipal office building at 137 Centre is demolished, the available air rights would total 208,470 square feet. Per the EDC, “Negotiations around the 137 Centre Street RFP are ongoing, and this rendering does not accurately reflect the project under consideration. NYCEDC looks forward to announcing a developer selection in the coming months.”
In August of 2015, YIMBY revealed new renderings of the 39-story, 640-unit mixed-use project planned at 10 Huron Street and 19 India Street (a.k.a. 145-155 West Street), in Greenpoint, located five blocks from the Greenpoint Avenue stop on the G train. Now the tower portion, at 10 Huron, is four stories above street level, while the foundation is complete where the six-story portion will go at 19 India, as seen in photos by NyConstructionPhoto. The entire complex will encompass 716,982 square feet. Across both buildings, there will be a total of 19,324 square feet of ground-floor retail space, in addition to a 3,802-square-foot medical office. The residential units should average 894 square feet apiece, of which 128 will be rented at below-market rates through the housing lottery.