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.
A Brooklyn-based property owner has filed applications to redevelop the two-story townhouse at 891 Willoughby Avenue, in eastern Bushwick, into a four-story, nine-unit residential building. The expanded structure will measure 8,975 square feet and the residential units should average 867 square feet apiece. Based on the size of the apartments and location, family-sized rentals are likely in the works. Grigori Zinkevitch’s Queens-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The lot, located three blocks from the Myrtle Avenue stop on the J and M trains, is 37 feet wide and measures 3,563 square feet.
An anonymous Great Neck, N.Y.-based LLC has filed applications for an eight-story, mixed-use building at 802 Flushing Avenue, in eastern Bushwick. The project will measure 17,702 square feet and include 4,357 square feet of medical offices on the ground and second floors. The third through eighth floors will host a 45-key hotel. The rooms should average a budget-sized 228 square feet apiece. Haworth, N.J.-based T.F. Cusanelli & Filletti Architects is the architect of record.
An anonymous Flushing-based LLC has filed applications for two four-story, four-unit residential buildings at 16-18 Melrose Street, in western Bushwick. The buildings will each measure 5,084 square feet and 4,432 square feet, respectively. Across both, the full-floor residential units should average 1,190 square feet apiece, which means condominiums are likely in the works. Pirooz Soltanizadeh’s Jamaica-based Royal Engineering is the applicant of record. The 47-foot-wide, 4,474-square-foot site is vacant. The Myrtle Avenue stop on the J and M trains is a stone’s throw away.
An anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC has filed applications for a six-story, 10-unit residential building at 1404 Bushwick Avenue in eastern Bushwick. The project will measure 12,290 square feet and its residential units should average 898 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Robert Bianchini’s Forest Hills-based ARC Architecture + Design Studio is the architect of record. The 40-foot-wide, 3,000-square-foot site is currently occupied by a three-story townhouse. Demolition permits have not been filed. The Chauncey Street stop on the J and Z trains is a block away.