Two days ago, YIMBY reported that the IFC Center, at 323 6th Avenue in the West Village, would double the size of their theater, from five to 11 screens. The 9,743 square-foot expansion will fill the vacant lot behind the existing theater, and now Indiewire has renderings of the Cornelia Street façade. Talks are underway with various community and city officials, and approval by the Community Board and the Board of Standards and Appeals is expected by early 2016.
Jamaica’s housing market is slowly recovering, and the latest sign of new growth comes in the form of a six-story apartment building planned at 153-11 90th Avenue, between Rufus King Park and Parsons Boulevard in downtown Jamaica.
Sanjana Shiraz, operating under an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for a three-story, six-unit residential building at 438 Humboldt Street, in northern Williamsburg, four blocks from the L train at Graham and Metropolitan avenues. The building will total 9,936 square feet, and units will be split up two per floor, except the top-floor units, which will also share a mezzanine level. Condominiums are likely planned, as units will average a relatively spacious 1,656 square feet apiece. New Jersey-based Schneider Associates is the applicant of record, and a three-story townhouse must first be demolished.
Back in June, complete renderings were revealed of Extell Development’s 22-story, 114-unit mixed-use building underway at 70 Charlton Street, in Hudson Square, and now the structure is up to the 12th floor, per Curbed, courtesy of Tectonic. The through-block development will contain 2,830 square feet of ground-floor retail space, and a mix of condo and affordable rental units — 92 and 22, respectively — will occupy the floors above. Beyer Blinder Belle is designing, and occupancy is expected in late 2016.
Last winter, YIMBY reported on plans to convert the single-story church at 198 St. Nicholas Avenue, on the Bushwick-Ridgewood border, into a four-story, six-unit residential building. The project is located four blocks from the DeKalb Avenue stop on the L train, and will technically be broken up into two three-unit buildings, although will appear as a single structure. Units will average north of 1,000 square feet apiece. Home Zone Corp. is developing, and Melamed Architect is designing.