Foundation work appears to be underway on the eight-story, 18-unit mixed-use building under development at 1875 Broadway, located on the corner of DeSales Place in eastern Bushwick. The new building, with 7,019 square feet of community facility space, is part of the ongoing redevelopment of the former Our Lady of Lourdes convent. The project includes the conversion of a four-story structure at 11 DeSales Place and the construction of a six-story structure to the north, which has topped out, featuring an additional 58 residential units and 1,215 square feet of community facility space.
2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the New York City landmarks law. There were occasions to celebrate, and the Landmarks Preservation Commission designated six individual landmarks and four historic districts. 2016 was considerably busier for the commission. It designated 40 individual landmarks and two historic districts, including 12 new Midtown East landmarks and 26 sites from its backlog. Here are all of them, for you to take in as the year comes to a close.
An anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 24 Cedar Street, in western Bushwick. The project will measure 8,239 square feet and its residential units should average 730 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. There will be two apartments on each floor, per the Schedule A. Woody Chen’s Elmhurst-based InFocus Design & Planning is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,418-square-foot lot is occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits have not been filed.
Two years ago, the Landmarks Preservation Commission floated the idea of clearing its backlog of items from before 2010 by simply de-calendaring all of them. That was not well-received, to put it lightly. So, they devised a series of steps to actually address those 95 items. That process nearly came to an end today, with the designation of 10 new city landmarks.
An anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC has filed applications for a four-story, two-family townhouse at 26 Suydam Street, in western Bushwick. The new building will measure just 3,015 square feet. One of the apartments will be located on the ground floor, while the second will spread across the second through fourth floors. Olabanji B. Awosika’s Jamaica-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 18-foot-wide, 1,242-square-foot lot is occupied by a three-story townhouse. Demolition permits have not been filed.