Brooklyn-based property owner David Grunfeld has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 34 Belvedere Street, in western Bushwick, located three blocks from the Myrtle Avenue stop on the J/M/Z trains. The new structure will encompass 7,437 square feet and its residential units should average 661 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. One of the fourth-floor apartments will include space on the upper penthouse level. Rego Park-based Diego Aguilera is the architect of record. The 28-foot-wide, 2,444-square-foot lot is currently vacant.
Property owner Transition Acquisitions is planning to convert the five-story, 57,800-square-foot former Globe Exchange Bank building, located at 815 Broadway in far-western Bushwick, into office space, Commercial Observer reports. The property is currently vacant and boasts 41,673 square feet of commercial space. According to the Schedule A, 15,600 square feet of retail space will span the ground floor, medical offices will be located in the cellar level, and the rest of the building will full-floor contain office spaces. Boaz Golani’s Bronx-based BMG Design Build is the architect of record. The current owner acquired the building in July of 2015 for $15.1 million and the conversion is expected to be complete in the spring of 2017.
William Schneider, doing business as an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, 10-unit mixed-use building at 100 Suydam Street, in western Bushwick, located two blocks from the Central Avenue stop on the M train. The new building will encompass 13,435 square feet and will include 1,846 and 574 square feet retail and community facility space, respectively, on the ground floor. The residential units should average a rental-sized 755 square feet apiece, and two of the three residential units on the fourth floor will feature penthouse space on a fifth-floor level. Ruslan Goychayev’s Brooklyn-based RSLN Architecture is the architect of record. Demolition permits were filed in early 2015 for the existing single-story structure at 102 Suydam Street.
Prolific condo builder Boaz Gilad started out by developing new projects in Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, and Clinton Hill, where the market for buying condos and co-ops is pretty well-established. But the pursuit of cheaper land prices and bigger lots has pushed the Bed-Stuy based developer north and east into Bushwick. His firm, Brookland Capital, is currently working on eight buildings in the north Brooklyn neighborhood. Now they’ve filed plans for a ninth, at 99 Grove Street.
Property owner Haim Levy, doing business as Phoenix Home Realty Inc., has filed applications for a four-story, four-unit residential building at 129 Schaefer Street, in eastern Bushwick, located five blocks from the Wilson Avenue stop on the L train. The structure will measure just 5,133 square feet and its full-floor residential units should average 1,027 square feet apiece. That means family-sized rental units are probably in the works here. Queens-based Gerald J. Caliendo is the architect of record. The 19-foot-wide lot is currently vacant.