Herman Weiser, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit mixed-use building at 481 Central Avenue, in the heart of Bushwick. The structure will measure 10,281 square feet. The ground floor will host 2,000 square feet of office space for a community facility and the lower portion of a duplex residential unit. The apartments should average 686 square feet apiece, indicative of rentals. Shawn E. Stiles’s New Jersey-based S&S Architectural Design is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,498-square-foot property, located on the corner of Jefferson Avenue, is currently vacant. The Halsey Street Station on the J train is four blocks away.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission has weighed in on a new apartment building planned for 11-19 Jane Street, in the Greenwich Village Historic District. It appears the commissioners could support demolition of the site’s existing garage building, but not the proposal for its replacement.
Affordable housing projects are cropping up on vacant lots all over the South Bronx, and today’s development will rise at 294 East 162nd Street, between Morris and Teller avenues in Melrose.
In March, Charney Construction and Development paid $80 million for one of the largest remaining residential development sites in Williamsburg. The one-acre site had belonged to the Dime Savings Bank of Williamsburgh, which unloaded all of its property except for the iconic Neo-Classical bank at the foot of the Williamsburg Bridge.
On the heels of news of a 66-story, 718-foot-tall building planned at 260 South Street, there is more high-rise news from the Lower East Side. It has been revealed that, in the spring, the Starrett Corporation filed pre-applications with the Department of City Planning for a 60-story, 741-unit residential tower at 271-283 South Street, located on the corner of Clinton Street. The preliminary plans, which the developer states are in the exploratory stage, indicate the building would measure 620,000 square feet, the Lo-Down reported. Since the project is also expected to benefit from the city’s Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH) program, at least 20 percent of the units will be designated as affordable housing. Air rights first have to be transferred to the site from around the block. The 20,177-square-foot property is currently vacant. The East Broadway stop on the F train is located four blocks away.