Lorenzo De Vardo, operating under an LLC, has filed applications for a 10-story, 18-unit residential building at 1771 Weeks Avenue, in Mount Hope, two blocks east of the B and D trains’ stop at 175th Street and Grand Concourse. The building will measure 19,512 square feet, boasting relatively large average units of 1,084 square feet apiece. Reza Khamcy’s Great Neck-based Icon Engineering is the applicant of record, and permits were filed in July to demolish an existing two-story structure.
Robert Moses irrevocably altered Sunset Park when he ran the Gowanus Expressway down Third Avenue, turning a once-vibrant commercial corridor into a forlorn industrial area covered by a steel and concrete highway. But just a few blocks north in Gowanus, some prewar charm remains in between the auto repair shops and fast food joints.
Midwood is quietly experiencing a boom in residential development, and earlier this week, new building applications were filed for a seven-story residential building at 1533 East 19th Street, in the heart of the almost-suburban Brooklyn neighborhood.
After 50,000 tenants applied to live in the affordable apartments at Stagg Group’s first project in Norwood, Bedford Park Manor, the Bronx developer paid $4.1 million for a property only a few blocks north at 3084 Webster Avenue. Now they’ve filed plans to build an 11-story apartment building on the L-shaped lot between 202nd and 203rd Streets.
Joel Schwartz’s Brooklyn-based Southside Units has filed applications for a six-story, 11-unit residential building at 622 Myrtle Avenue, in northwestern Bedford-Stuyvesant, four blocks north of the Classon Avenue stop on the G train. The building will measure 9,408 square feet, which means units will average 855 square feet apiece. A retail unit will also be located in the cellar level, and Queens-based Julien Flander is the applicant of record. A three-story brick townhouse must first be demolished.