Stefan Solakiewicz, doing business as a New Jersey-based LLC, has filed applications to convert the six-story, 55,000-square-foot office building at 92-32 Union Hall Street, in Downtown Jamaica, into a 110-key hotel. The structure will remain the same size, featuring 52,241 square feet of commercial space, although the property boasts 24,500 square feet of air rights. The ground floor will host the hotel’s lobby as well as an unspecified amount of retail space. The hotel rooms will be located on the second through sixth floors, with 22 units per floor. Chelsea-based C3D Architecture is the architect of record. The building is located three blocks from the Jamaica Center-Parsons/Architect Station on the E, J, and Z trains. The property was acquired for $1.1 million in 2013.
East Harlem-based Morrison Zhu Goodman Realty Group has filed applications for two eight-story, 12-unit residential buildings at 1525-1527 Bryant Avenue, in the West Bronx’s Longwood section. Each of them will measure 14,325 square feet, and across both, their residential units should average 715 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Amenities include bicycle storage, laundry facilities, recreational rooms, and rooftop terraces. Midtown South-based Node Engineering & Consulting is the applicant of record. The 50-foot-wide, 5,000-square-foot plot consists of a vacant plot and a two-story townhouse, for which demolition permits were filed in May. The developer is in the process of subdividing the site into two tax lots. The Freeman Street stop on the 2 and 5 trains is located five blocks away.
Staten Island-based Oak Developers has filed applications for three three-story, two-family houses at 334-342 Manhattan Street, in Tottenville, located on the western tip of Staten Island’s South Shore. Each will measure 3,831 square feet, with one unit hosted on the ground floor and the second spanning across the second and third floors. Across all three structures, units should average a family-sized 1,241 square feet apiece. The houses will also each come with three off-street parking spots, one of which will be housed in a small garage. Joseph M. Morace’s Staten Island-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 125-foot-wide, 12,500-square-foot plot was occupied by a two-story, single-family house until it was demolished in February.
Yacov Levine has filed applications for a four-story, four-unit residential building at 1423 45th Street, in the heart of Borough Park. The structure will measure 4,336 square feet, which means its full-floor residential units should average 1,084 square feet apiece, indicative of family-sized configurations. Peter Gee’s South Slope-based Gee 2000 Architect is the architect of record. The 20-foot-wide, 2,004-square-foot plot is currently occupied by a two-story townhouse. Demolition permits have not yet been filed. The site is located four blocks from the Fort Hamilton Parkway stop on the D train.
Construction has reached street level at the site of a planned 25-story, 368-unit mixed-use building at 210 Livingston Street, in Downtown Brooklyn. A photo of the progress was posted to the YIMBY Forums by Tectonic. Under development is a 405,002-square-foot project that will feature nearly 20,000 square feet of retail on the ground and cellar levels. Residential units will begin on the third floor and should average 825 square feet apiece. The apartments will be rentals, and 74 of them will rent at below-market rates through the affordable housing lottery. Amenities include a 130-car underground garage, storage for 184 bikes, “accessory amenity spaces” on the second floor, outdoor terraces on the second and 15th floors, and a lounge on the 15th floor. Benenson Capital Partners and Rose Associates are the developers, while Handel Architects is behind the architecture. Completion is expected in late 2017.