The New York City School Construction Authority (SCA) has filed applications for a four-story, 51,870-square-foot expansion of P.S. 144 Col. Jeromus Remsen at 93-02 69th Avenue, in Forest Hills. The 70-foot-tall structure will feature a cafeteria in the cellar, and classrooms on the ground through fourth floors. Administrative offices will be located on the ground floor. Midtown South-based Urbahn Architects is the architect of record. The expansion will be located at 69-20 Juno Street, likely where the school’s playground currently is. The SCA also recently filed for expansions at public schools in North Corona and Gowanus.
NYC Health + Hospitals, an agency that operates the city’s public hospitals, has filed applications for a two-story, 18,468-square-foot medical building at 155 Vanderbilt Avenue, located on the corner of Tompkins Avenue in Clifton. That’s a neighborhood along Staten Island’s North Shore. The facility will be geared towards women’s health, according to the Schedule A. Brooklyn-based MJCL Architects is the architect of record. The 16,000-square-foot corner lot is currently occupied by a single-story commercial building. Demolition permits were filed last month.
Another High Line-hugging condo building is coming to West Chelsea. Related Companies has filed plans for a 10-story residential project at 501 West 18th Street, on a lot that stretches across 10th Avenue between West 18th and 19th streets.
Construction has topped out on the 15-story, 211-unit mixed-use building under development, as part of the Essex Crossing mega-development, at 145 Clinton Street, on the Lower East Side. The structure can be seen in an update by Bowery Boogie. The project encompasses 283,178 square feet. There will be 73,000 square feet of commercial-retail space across the ground through second levels, followed by rental apartments on the floors above. Half of the apartments, or 105 units, will rent at below-market rates through the housing lottery. Delancey Street Associates, comprised of L+M Development Partners, Taconic Investment Partners, and BFC Partners, is the developer. Beyer Blinder Belle is behind the architecture. Completion is expected in 2017.
An anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 1108 Decatur Street, located on the corner of Evergreen Avenue in eastern Bushwick. The project will measure 6,925 square feet and its residential units should average 686 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. The structure will be topped by a roof terrace. Kenneth Thomas’s Hudson Valley-based firm is the applicant of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot property is currently vacant. The Chauncey Street stop on the J train is three blocks away.