New building applications have been filed for nearly 300 units of affordable housing on city-owned lots near where the elevated 3 and L trains intersect on Livonia Avenue in East New York. It turns out that these plans are Phase II of the city’s big Livonia Commons project, which will bring 791 deeply affordable units, retail and community space to a rather desolate stretch of the neighborhood.
Ana Eskreis, head of Max Studio, has filed applications for a four-story, two-unit residential building at 39 South Elliott Place, in Fort Greene. That’s steps away from the G train’s Fulton Street stop and the C train’s Lafayette Avenue stop. The building will measure 2,472 square feet in total. Triplex units will span the cellar through second floors and a duplex will take up the upper two floors. The project is being designed in-house.
Property owner George Elliott, doing business as an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for a five-story, seven-unit residential building at 30-49 38th Street, in Astoria, eight blocks east of the N and Q trains’ stop at 30th Avenue. The building will measure 4,981 square feet in total, which means units will average a rental-sized 712 square feet apiece. New Jersey-based T.F. Cusanelli & Filletti Architects is the applicant of record, and permits were filed in July to demolish an existing two-story, multi-family townhouse.
The administration of Mayor Bill de Blasio has decided to tamp down on hotel development in industrial zones, but dozens of hotels are already on the rise in Long Island City’s manufacturing areas. YIMBY has a rendering of a 20-story hotel in the works at 52-09 31st Place, in a particularly forlorn and polluted micro-hood known as Blissville.
As the New York City Landmarks Preservation works to clear the backlog of items on its calendar for consideration since before 2010, it has mostly dealt with buildings, a.k.a. potential individual landmarks. However, there have been some interiors considered, such as the Osborne Apartments lobby. Another such case is the Edgar J. Kaufman Conference Center at 809 United Nations Plaza in Midtown East.