Brooklyn-based Basic Group Consulting has been filing applications since April of 2015 for a four-story, four-unit mixed-use building at 2359 Stillwell Avenue, in southern Gravesend, located directly beneath the Bay 50th Street stop on the D train. The new building will encompass 7,010 square feet and will feature a 917-square-foot ground-floor unit. There will be one residential unit per floor (or three full-floor units), and the family-sized apartments should average a spacious 1,017 square feet apiece. Sugnam Chang’s Brooklyn-based Basic Groups Corp. is the applicant of record. The 40-foot-wide, 4,000-square-foot property is currently occupied by a two-story residential building. Demolition permits were filed to remove it back in November.
Great Neck-based property owner Rafael Reihanian has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 366 Gates Avenue, in western Bedford-Stuyvesant, located eight blocks north of the Nostrand Avenue stop on the A and C trains. The new building would measure 7,448 square feet in total and its residential units should average 678 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Two ground-floor units will also feature space in the building’s cellar level. Suresh Manchanda’s Flushing-based L&C Associates is the applicant of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,750-square-foot lot is currently vacant.
Back in November of 2015, the expansion of the former three-story building at 139 Ludlow Street, on the Lower East Side, topped out at five stories, or 71 feet above street level. Bowery Boogie reports that the project is largely complete, now that the windows have been installed, exterior detailing has finished, and the scaffolding has been removed. The 16,500-square-foot commercial building, dubbed Ludlow House, will eventually house two restaurants and a members-only club, featuring event spaces, lounges, and screening rooms. Princeton Holdings is the developer and Lee Levine’s Hoboken, N.J-based Lee Levine Architects is the architect of record. Opening is expected within weeks, according The Lo-Down.
Property owner Moses Waldman has filed applications for a four-story, two-unit residential building at 221 Franklin Avenue, in western Bedford-Stuyvesant, located three blocks from the Classon Avenue stop on the G train. The structure will measure a total 8,714 square feet. One unit will span the ground and second floors, and the second unit will take up the third and fourth floors. The apartments should average a very spacious 2,983 square feet apiece, which means family-sized condominiums are surely in the works. Mt. Vernon, N.Y.-based Jeffrey Sandor Orling Architect is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide lot is currently occupied by a two-story wood-framed townhouse.
Developer Phipps Houses hopes to rezone an industrial area just south of Sunnyside Yards in Queens, in order to build a large affordable rental building. We came across initial renderings and new details for the 10-story building in zoning documents, which were posted before Phipps pitched their project to the City Planning Commission on Monday.