Developer Moishe Loketch of the Loketch Group got a little press earlier this year when he talked to the Awl’s Brendan O’Connor about his two-year-old condo project in Canarsie, Loft 87. Now YIMBY has the first look at a very different sort of Loketch Group project—a three-story expansion of a low-slung storefront with apartments at 207 South 3rd Street in Williamsburg.
A year ago, YIMBY reported on permits for a mixed-use development at the northern edge of Jamaica, on a bustling swath of Hillside Avenue upzoned by the city in 2007. Despite the rezoning, the upzoned piece of downtown Jamaica didn’t see much market-rate development until recently. But construction is beginning to pick up again in the eastern Queens neighborhood, and we have renderings for that sizable project at 148-46 Hillside Avenue in Jamaica.
The attractive five-story factory at 326 Junius Street in Brownsville has been a boxing gym, a community center, and a church. And now, alteration applications have been filed to convert the 1920s building at the corner of Blake Avenue into a 114-key hotel.
Exterior work is wrapping up on 41-07 Crescent Street, in Long Island City, where Ranger Properties is developing a nine-story, 48-unit mixed-use building, which YIMBY first revealed back in May of 2014. A tipster has sent along photos of the project’s progress, and scaffolding is now being removed.
Michael Stern’s JDS Development, partnered with Chetrit Group, is planning to acquire the landmarked Dime Savings Bank building at 9 Dekalb Avenue, in Downtown Brooklyn, for $90 million, according to Crain’s. The building could be converted to accommodate retail, but roughly 300,000 square feet of unused air rights can now be transferred to the team’s site at 340 Flatbush Avenue Extension.