M Development is planning to expand the vacant four-story townhouse at 356 East 8th Street, in the East Village, into a six-story, six-unit residential building, according to EV Grieve. The building currently measures 3,112 square feet, but will be enlarged to 7,214 square feet, with units averaging 1,202 square feet apiece. Maqsood Faruqi’s Astoria-based Mar Engineering is the applicant of record, and signage indicates completion is expected next spring.
The City Planning Commission officially kicked off the public review process yesterday for the administration’s three major housing policies to date: mandatory inclusionary zoning, zoning for quality and affordability, and the East New York rezoning.
The controversial redevelopment of Bushwick’s Rheingold Brewery has attracted plenty of press in recent months, but the another huge brewery complex across the street is about to get a new lease on life. A group of investors paid $33.7 million for the former Schlitz bottling plant at 95 Evergreen Avenue in January, and now they’ve released renderings of its future as offices and retail.
Ocean Avenue in Midwood is positively booming with residential construction. And today we have another project to add to the list at 1924 Avenue M, on the corner of Ocean Avenue.
Over the course of the project’s two-year evolution, YIMBY has chronicled the construction of 505 West 19th Street, in West Chelsea, which now hosts two conjoined buildings. The eastern component will contain 25 condos and two penthouses, while the western structure will have eight full-floor-plus units, as well as a duplex penthouse, which YIMBY can now reveal.