New construction has slowed down in eastern Bedford-Stuyvesant this year, but a few ambitious developers are heading out to less-established parts of the neighborhood despite uncertainty over the future of the 421-a tax break. Three townhouses are set to replace a large, aging wood-frame structure at 282-284 Patchen Avenue, between Bainbridge and Chauncey streets.
Construction has topped out and is now wrapping up on the four-story, eight-unit residential project under development at 173 Morningside Avenue, located between West 126th and 127th streets in Harlem. The structure can be seen in a photo posted to Harlem+Bespoke. The latest building permits indicate the project measures 5,625 square feet. Its residential units should average 563 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Floral Park, N.Y.-based Tony Kohan is the property owner and Shahriar Afshari’s Roslyn, N.Y.-based architecture firm is the architect of record. Occupancy can probably be expected later this year.
Floral Park, N.Y.-based Metropolitan Homes has filed applications for two three-story, three-unit residential buildings at 1040-1042 Herkimer Street, in Ocean Hill. Each will measure 4,410 square feet. Across both, the full-floor residential units should average 1,102.5 square feet apiece, indicative of family-sized configurations, although it’s unclear whether the apartments will be rentals or condominiums. Amenities include a total of four off-street parking spots. Roslyn, N.Y.-based Shahriar Afshari is the applicant of record. The 50-foot-wide, 4,900-square-foot plot, located on the corner of Howard Avenue, is currently vacant. It’s just two blocks away from the Ralph Avenue stop on the C train.
A four-story, eight-unit residential building under construction at 173 Morningside Avenue, located between West 126th and 127th streets in Harlem, is now three stories above street level. The progress can be seen in a photo posted by Harlem+Bespoke. The structure will eventually measure 5,625 square feet and its residential units should average 562.5 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Each floor of the structure will host two apartments. Floral Park, N.Y.-based property owner Tony Kohan is the developer, and Roslyn, N.Y.-based Shahriar Afshari is the applicant of record. The project is rising on a 25-foot-wide, 1,875-square-foot plot which is able to accommodate, 7,500 square feet of residential development. In other words, once complete, the property will retain 3,000 square feet of air rights. Completion can probably be expected closer to 2017.
Floral Park, N.Y.-based Maddd Equities has filed applications for 15 two-family houses at the vacant plot of land bound by Murray Street, 17th Avenue, and 150th Place in Whitestone, Queens. The individual buildings, to stand two stories in height, will measure between 3,465 square feet to 4,470 square feet. Across the entire development, the full-floor apartments should average 1,316 square feet apiece, indicative of family-sized configurations. So far, filings have been submitted for the addresses of 16-03 – 16-11 Murray Street, 16-02 – 16-16 150th Place, and 151-01 – 151-25 17th Avenue. Roslyn, N.Y.-based Shahriar Afshari is the applicant of record. The land is currently being used as a parking lot, probably for the St. Luke’s School across the street.