Four years after the city rezoned a forgotten industrial section of West Farms, the sad stretch of properties next to the Cross Bronx Expressway is becoming a haven for affordable housing. Developer Walison Corp. has filed plans to erect an 11-story supportive housing project at 1817 West Farms Road, right next to their headquarters at 1815 West Farms Road.
Two warehouses in Ridgewood, Queens will be no more. The Loketch Group just acquired two vacant structures at 801 Wyckoff Avenue and 819 Wyckoff Avenue for $11.25 million. They present up to 43,000 square feet of development potential and Loketch plans to use just about all of it for a new residential project. They’re planning a 42,971 square-foot, five-story building with 54 units. The average size will be 795 square feet and 29 of the units will be duplexes. There will also be 1,000 square feet of recreation space on the top floor, along with a 420 square-foot roof deck. It has been designed by J Frankl Associates.
Property owner Anthony Gallo has filed applications for four three-story, multi-family residential buildings at 139-12 – 139-22 Atlantic (95th) Avenue, in Jamaica, six blocks from Jamaica Station. Each will measure 2,960 square feet and have four residential units, which means units will average a rental-sized 740 square feet apiece. Joseph Sultana’s Bayside-based JLS Designs is the applicant of record, and the plot of land is currently vacant.
Early last year, The Brooklyn Paper reported the landmarked two-story building at 360 3rd Avenue, in Gowanus, was falling into neglect by its owners, who previously agreed to restore the building. Now, the structure finally appears to have received work, Curbed reports. The building has received an artificial white-stone façade, although interior work is likely still underway. No known tenants have planned to lease the property yet, although the building is also on the market to be sold.
Property owner Avraham Tarshish has filed applications for a three-story, 8,600 square-foot mixed-use commercial building at 1693 Flatbush Avenue, in Flatlands, six blocks from the 2 and 5 trains’ stop at Flatbush Avenue/Brooklyn College. The project will have 4,131 square feet of retail space on the ground and second floors, in addition to a 4,469 square-foot health care facility on the second and third floors. Richard Walsh’s Brooklyn-based Citiscape Consulting is the applicant of record.