Property owner Egris Haxhari has filed applications for a four-story, 16-unit residential building at 2953 Barnes Avenue, in Allerton, located four blocks from the Burke Avenue stop on the 2 and 5 trains. The structure will encompass 12,927 square feet, and its residential units should average 687 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Amenities will include off-street parking for eight cars, storage space for eight bikes, laundry facilities, and a 400-square-foot outdoor recreational area. Mohammad R. Badaly’s Mount Vernon, N.Y.-based Badaly Architects is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide, 5,000-square-foot lot was occupied by a two-story house until it was demolished in March.
The Institute for Community Living is planning to build a two-story, 44,600-square-foot medical office building at 2587 Atlantic Avenue, on the corner of Georgia Avenue in East New York, located a block from the Alabama Avenue stop on the J/Z trains. The nonprofit is expected to establish nine programs at the location, including mental health programs, social services, and care coordination. In addition, Community Healthcare Network, another nonprofit, is expected to provide primary care services in 5,100 square feet of the space, according to Crain’s. Dattner Architects is designing and completion is expected in 2018. Dattner is also working on ICL’s project in Crown Heights. As for this project, it is being built adjacent to ICL’s mental health clinic at 2581 Atlantic Avenue. The development assemblage include the three-story mixed-use building at 2587 Atlantic Avenue, the Georgia Avenue-facing end of 2581 Atlantic Avenue, and a two-story, two-family house at 40 Georgia Avenue.
Back in December of 2012, the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) approved alterations that would go into converting the 12-story, 60,000-square-foot Jarmulowsky Bank Building, an individual landmark at 54 Canal Street (a.k.a. 9 Orchard Street) in Chinatown, into a boutique hotel. Then in 2014, DLJ Real Estate Partners received approval from the LPC to reconstruct the building’s corner cupola, which was removed in 1990. Construction has since been underway on the existing building, as well as a six-story, 9,876-square-foot annex expansion at 60 Canal Street. Now, the owners are abandoning plans for a hotel and have decided to convert the interiors into office and retail space, Bowery Boogie reported. The first two floors will also host retail whiles the upper floors will be leased to office tenants. Lower East Side-based Studio Castellano Architects is the architect of record. It’s not known when the building is scheduled to open.
L+M Development is nearly finished demolishing J&R Music and Computer World’s former flagship at 23-32 Park Row in the Financial District to make way for a 54-story residential tower, and we have the first rendering of the planned skyscraper.
The monolithic, dark glass office tower at the corner of Madison Avenue and 46th Street is being stripped of its dreary facade, partially demolished, and rebuilt with new floors. The block-long structure at 380 Madison Avenue will be reborn, taller and more translucent, as 390 Madison Avenue in 2018.