New building applications have been filed for a five-story and ten-unit project on an irregularly-shaped lot at 1330 East 17th Street, in Brooklyn’s Midwood neighborhood. The site is only one block east of the Q train’s Avenue M stop, and will comprise 7,276 square feet of residential space, likely translating into rental apartments with an average size of 727 square feet. Grigori Zinkevitch is the architect, and Joseph Horowitz of Lush Developers is listed as the developer. An existing two-story home must be demolished before work can begin.
YIMBY reported on the demolition of the temporary WTC PATH station last August, and we revealed renderings for the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center last September. The complexity of the site within the new World Trade Center means that several additional steps must be completed before work can begin on the actual PAC, but now, construction has begun on the Vehicle Security Center, which will sit directly underneath the PAC.
When it comes to integrating PTACs into new buildings, the outcome is almost always disastrous from both environmental and aesthetic perspectives. While the environmental problems are difficult or outright impossible to mitigate, YIMBY may have found one of the very first examples where the aesthetic issues have been successfully solved, in the Bronx’s Morrisania neighborhood, though whether the renderings for 1007 Union Avenue translate into reality remains to be seen.
As the Downtown Brooklyn development boom enters its second decade, the most notable projects that have risen into the borough’s skyline have all been residential, like 388 Bridge Street, the AVA Willoughby, and 333 Schermerhorn Street, each of which temporarily took the title of Brooklyn’s tallest. While developers continue their race upwards, there has also been a proliferation of somewhat less obvious infill, like 620 Fulton Street, aka the Hotel Workers Healthcare Center and Office Building, which is now complete, per the latest from Tectonic.
Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood has been brimming with infill developments both large and small as of late, and now, building applications have been filed for a nine-story mixed-use structure at 6307 4th Avenue. Plans list the Metropolitan New York Synod as the developer, and show the project will have a 7,600 square-foot community facility component, topped by 49,916 square feet of residential space, which will be divided amongst 73 units. Christine Hunter of Magnusson Architecture and Planning is listed as the architect, and the site is currently occupied by a two-story church building that must first be demolished.