The Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) has officially kicked off for the proposed 23-story, 335-unit mixed-use building at 2 Sherman Avenue, in the Fort George section of Washington Heights, located four blocks from stops on either the A or 1 trains. The project, developed by Washington Square Partners and Acadia Realty Trust, will include retail space and a community facility. According to Politico New York, the project will be the first to utilize Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Mandatory Inclusionary Housing program, which requires developers to rent 30 percent of the residential units at below-market rates in exchange for a rezoning. The mayor’s program is expected to be voted on over the next few months. If the program is not established, the developers will go ahead with the city’s current system, which would require 20 percent of the units to be affordable. An existing two-story commercial building must first be demolished.
YIMBY can barely keep up with all the new development happening in Flushing and its nearby suburbs, which are quickly expanding with new East and South Asian immigrants. Yesterday, we spotted plans for a six-story, mixed-use building at 35-20 146th Street, in Murray Hill, just east of Flushing.
Property owner Zhao Min Lin has filed applications for a three-story, three-unit mixed-use building at 563 66th Street, in norther Bay Ridge, located five blocks from the Bay Ridge Avenue stop on the R train. The project will measure 6,924 square feet in total, and 4,116 square feet will be used for residential space. A children’s day care will operate in the basement and three full-floor units will be stacked above, averaging a spacious 1,372 square feet apiece. Jianxiong Wang’s Chinatown-based JW Engineering Consulting is the applicant of record. An existing two-story house must first be demolished.
Almost a year ago, YIMBY reported on applications for a seven-story, 23-unit mixed-use building at 109-15 72nd Road, in Forest Hills, and now DNAinfo has a rendering of the project. The building will measure 36,248 square feet in its entirety, with 22,192 square feet designated for residential space and 5,033 square feet for ground-floor retail. The apartment units will come in one-, two-, and three-bedroom configurations and will average 965 square feet apiece. Chuan Shu Wang is the developer and Flushing-based Tan Architect is designing the project. The existing 2.5-story building has been demolished and completion is expected later this year.
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.