One of the last big development sites in central Crown Heights is a Rite Aid at 1040 St Johns Place, between Brooklyn and Kingston Avenues. Now new building applications have been filed to erect a seven-story building on the big property, which is currently a Rite Aid.
Ken Cheung, doing business as an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for two four-story, four-unit residential buildings at 94-66 – 94-68 45th Avenue, in Corona, located seven blocks south of the 7 train’s stop at Junction Boulevard. Each building will measure 6,520 square feet, which means full-floor units will average a relatively spacious 1,630 square feet, indicative of condos. An Shen Ma’s Flushing-based architectural firm is the architect of record, and the site’s two-story predecessor was demolished in 2008.
Rey Nieto, head of a Queens-based LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, 10-unit mixed-use building at 164-11 Highland Avenue, in Jamaica Hills, six blocks from the E and F trains’ stop at Parsons Boulevard. The building will measure 12,427 square feet in total, which includes a 3,094 square-foot community facility on the basement level. Residential units above will average 933 square feet. Fei Zeng’s Flushing-based Z&T Engineering is the applicant of record, and demolition on an existing two-story home began earlier this month.
Earlier this week, YIMBY brought you news, via Brownstoner, of the progress on Greenpoint Landing’s first two affordable residential buildings, and now developer Park Tower Group is getting ready to begin on two high-rise rental towers, which closely resemble YIMBY’s partial reveal of the planned towers at 37 and 41 Blue Slip. Brookfield Property Partners, who acquired a majority stake in the two-tower project for $59.7 million, according to Crain’s, will be co-developing, and two buildings — one 30 stories with 365 units, and another 40 stories with 415 units — are planned. Gothamist has the latest renderings, and construction is expected to begin in the first half of 2016. Handel Architects is designing. Greenpoint Landing, a 5,000-unit mega-development in northern Greenpoint, will include a total of 10 or more buildings.
Back in 2013, a group of Chinese investors closed on two big development sites just north of Columbia University in West Harlem for $6,600,000. Now they’ve filed plans to develop the property on West 126th Street between Amsterdam and Morningside Avenues. New building applications call for a 16-story residential building at 418 West 126th and a nine-story hotel at 412 West 126th. The two structures may not be physically connected, but they have been filed as one project.