The industrial zone along the waterfront in Sunset Park is a remnant of when the area was filled with cold storage warehouses, major international shipping operations, and heavy industry that ranged from canneries to ammunition factories. The blocks between Third and Fourth Avenue, just east of the Gowanus Expressway, have always felt a little more transitional, because they mix low-slung warehouses with little prewar townhouses. But the neighborhood’s zoning prevents new residential construction, and all the new buildings that sprout here are budget hotels. One such hotel is in the works at 142 33rd Street, across the street from two more newly finished hotels.
Property owner Kenneth Wong has filed applications for a four-story, two-unit residential building at 2125 72nd Street, in Bensonhurst, located 10 blocks south of the 20th Avenue stop on the N train. The structure will measure 4,050 square feet in total, and the family-sized units will average a very spacious 2,025 square feet apiece, spanning across two full floors. Anthony Lee’s Lower Manhattan-based AJR Architecture is the applicant of record. A very recessed, single-family home must first be demolished.
Staten Island-based Woodmont Development Corp. has filed applications for a five-story, 85,450 square-foot self-storage building at 131 Lynhurst Avenue, in Rosebank, located on Staten Island’s northern shore. It will include 58,788 square feet of commercial space, which is the rentable storage area within the project. Flushing-based David Silberman is the applicant of record. The 29,408 square-foot lot is currently vacant.
Boaz Gilad’s Brookland Capital has filed applications for a five-story, 38-unit residential building at 652 Madison Street, in central Bedford-Stuyvesant, located 10 blocks north of the Utica Avenue stop on the A and C trains. The 26,000 square-foot structure will boast units averaging 684 square feet apiece, indicative of rentals. Feingold & Gregory Architects is designing. The 130-foot-wide development site is comprised of three tax lots, two of which are currently occupied by two-story, single-family houses. The third is vacant.
Urban View Realty has filed applications for a four-story, five-unit residential building at 230 Withers Street, in northern Williamsburg, located four blocks from the Graham Avenue stop on the L train. The structure will measure 5,717 square feet in total, which means units will average a spacious 1,143 square feet apiece. The unit on the fourth floor will also feature a fifth-floor penthouse, and Woody Chen’s Elmhurst-based Infocus Design & Planning is the applicant of record. An existing two-story townhouse must first be demolished.