A deteriorating Brooklyn residential building could finally meet its end in the near future. Last Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission heard a proposal to demolish the three-story structure at 476 Washington Avenue, in Clinton Hill. However, the proposal for its replacement was not met with the commissioners’ approval.
In 2008, non-profit Pratt Area Community Council and BFC Partners finished construction on a six-story, 48-unit affordable building at 15 Quincy Street in Clinton Hill. Now a charter school may replace the low-income development between Classon and Grand Avenues, right next to the border with Bed-Stuy.
Wilfred Realty Corp. has filed applications for an eight-story, 190-unit mixed-use complex at 1880 Bathgate Avenue, in the West Bronx’s Tremont section. The 173,627-square-foot project will include two eight-story components, a western one along Bathgate Avenue and an eastern one along Firefighters Boulevard. There will be 21,820 square feet of retail and 2,460 square feet of community facility space across the ground floors. The residential units above should average 786 square feet apiece, indicative of (likely below-market-rate) rental units. SLCE Architects is the architect of record. The 36,101-square-foot assemblage consists of multiple single- and two-story warehouses. Demolition permits were filed in August. The Tremont station on Metro-North Railroad is three blocks away.
In February, Israeli-Russian billionaire Boris Kuzinez closed on the final piece of a three-property development site on Fifth Avenue in Midtown South for $59 million. Now, he’s filed plans for a 54-story condo building there, at 262 Fifth Avenue, on the corner of 29th Street.
In March, YIMBY reported that the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) kicked off for the 10-story, 220-unit mixed-use building proposed at 50-25 Barnett Avenue, in Sunnyside. Earlier this week, developer Phipps Houses withdrew their application for the project, Politico reported, which means the project has been cancelled. The ULURP process was suppose to conclude by the end of this month. Since March, it appears the developer scaled down the project to seven stories and 209 units, but that move proved unsuccessful in relieving opposition. It would have included a 4,000-square-foot pre-K school on the ground floor and between 25 to 30 percent of the units would have rented at below-market rates through the housing lottery. New plans for the site have not been revealed, but it’s zoned for up to 60,000 square feet of commercial and community facility space as-of-right.