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.
An anonymous Brooklyn-based incorporation has filed applications for a five-story, 16-unit mixed-use building at 24 Wilson Avenue, in eastern Bushwick. The project will measure 16,738 square feet and include 1,372 square feet of medical offices on the ground floor. The second through fifth floors will contain residential units, which should average 686 square feet apiece, indicative of rentals. There will also be 10 off-street parking spaces. Dezhang Fang’s Flushing-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide, 5,000-square-foot assemblage is occupied by two single-story commercial buildings. Demolition permits were filed in September.
Another one of Bushwick’s empty lots is becoming a new apartment building. YIMBY has the first look at the project at 16 Charles Place, a dead-end block off Myrtle Avenue that’s covered in murals.
Three years ago, developer Read Property Group negotiated a controversial residential rezoning of the former Rheingold Brewery properties in southern Bushwick. After neighbors fought for affordable housing there, Read sold the multi-acre industrial property to Rabsky Group and All Year Management, who didn’t have to honor Read’s promises for low income rentals. Now All Year Management is pushing forward with construction on its two pieces of the site, at 123 Melrose Street and 28 Stanwix Street.