Two anonymous entities have acquired, for $33 million, the vacant 22,640-square-foot development site at 206 Kent Avenue, in northern Williamsburg, Commercial Observer reported. That’s the property bound by Kent and Metropolitan avenues and River and North 3rd streets, located a block in from the East River. The previous owner, Alliance Private Capital Group, was planning a 45,000-square-foot mixed-use commercial building with retail space on the ground floor and office space above. In fact, the grocery store Trader Joe’s signed a lease last year for 18,000 square feet of space across the ground and cellar levels. It hasn’t been confirmed if the new owners plan to follow through with the same project. New building applications haven’t been filed.
The blocks around the elevated J and M trains in Bushwick are flush with new development, and today we have a construction update on a project that will soon be open to tenants at 1301 Greene Avenue, between Myrtle and Wilson avenues.
Property owner Anthony Namdar, doing business as TNE Buildings, has filed applications for four two-story, two-family houses at 161-16 – 161-20 Baisley Boulevard and 161-26 – 161-30 Baisley Boulevard, in Rochdale. That’s in southeastern Queens, near JFK International Airport. Two of the new buildings will each measure 3,397 square feet and the other two will each measure 3,990 square feet. Across all four, the full-floor residential units should average 1,231 square feet, indicative of family-sized configurations. Each house will come with two off-street parking spaces, one of which will be houses in a 300-square-foot garage. Pirooz Soltanizadeh’s Jamaica-based Royal Engineering is the applicant of record. The development sites — separated by a two-story mixed-use building — are currently vacant.
Flushing-based property owner David Cohen has filed applications for a four-story, multi-unit residential building at 145 Conselyea Street, in northern Williamsburg. It will measure 6,981 square feet and its residential units should average between 623 square feet and 712 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. The range is due to contradictory filings, where one lists eight units and the other lists seven. Gerald J. Caliendo’s Briarwood-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot property is currently occupied by a two-story townhouse. Demolition permits haven’t been filed. The Graham Avenue stop on the L train is located two blocks away.
Brooklyn-based Champion Homes Development Corp. has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 710 Hart Street, in western Bushwick. The project will measure 7,570 square feet and its residential units should average 684 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Each floor will host two apartments. Gerald J. Caliendo’s Briarwood-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,496-square-foot property is currently occupied by a two-story townhouse. Demolition permits haven’t been filed. The Central Avenue stop on the M train is located a block away.