Large new residential projects don’t happen often in the Rockaways, where most neighborhoods are zoned for small apartment buildings and one- and two-family homes. But one developer is planning a nine-story, mixed-use building at 1-37 Beach 116th Street in Rockaway Park, steps from the boardwalk and the ocean.
Apartments are finally taking shape on a long-vacant lot at the corner of Kent and West streets, along the Greenpoint waterfront. Tectonic swung by the site at 44 Kent Street to bring us an update on the project, which is one of several new buildings rising in this former industrial neighborhood.
Brooklyn-based Regal Realty has filed applications for nine semi-detached two-story, two-family houses at 171-05 109th Avenue, located on the corner of 171st Street, just south of downtown Jamaica. The buildings will measure 2,530 square feet each, and across the entire development, the residential units should average 800 square feet apiece. There will be a total of 16 off-street parking spaces. Jeff Akerman’s Brooklyn-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 21,148-square-foot plot is mostly vacant with the exception of a two-story house at 108-49 171st Street. Demolition permits have not been filed.
Midtown South-based HH Realty Equities acquired, for $6.8 million, the single-story, 10,750-square-foot vacant commercial building at 1101 Avenue M, located on the corner of Coney Island Avenue in the heart of Midwood. The new owners plan to develop a mixed-use project with retail and residential units, Commercial Observer reported. The 10,750-square-foot site can accommodate up to 43,000 square feet of development. Neither demolition permits nor new building applications have been filed. The Avenue M stop on the Q train is five blocks away.
A Jamaica-based property owner has filed applications for a single-story, 6,000-square-foot manufacturing building at 504 Liberty Avenue, located on the corner of Van Siclen Avenue in East New York. The project will house manufacturing, office, and storage space. Jose A. Velasquez’s architectural firm, based in South Ozone Park, is the applicant of record. The 60-foot-wide, 6,000-square-foot plot is vacant. The site is located within the East New York rezoning area approved earlier this year, allowing up to 12,000 square feet of manufacturing space or 18,000 square feet of residential space to be built as-of-right on the site.