Now that the city has started public review for the East New York rezoning, developers have begun pushing even deeper into the neighborhood, close to the border with Queens. New building applications have now been filed for one of these far-flung projects at 731-735 Autumn Avenue, a block west of the MTA’s Pitkin Avenue Yard.
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Albert Basal has filed applications for a three-story, three-unit residential building at 444 Miller Avenue, in central East New York, located three blocks from stops on the 3 and C trains. The building will measure 3,120 square feet, which means full-floor units will average a relatively spacious 1,040 square feet. Bakhtiar Shamloo’s Kew Gardens-based Tabriz Group Design is the applicant of record. The site is currently occupied by a small half-built residential project, which stalled out around 2008, and we assume the remnants will be demolished.
The city hopes to kick off its big East New York rezoning within the next few weeks, and it plans to subsidize the construction of 1,200 new affordable apartments in the transit-rich area near Broadway Junction. Meanwhile, market-rate development is slowly growing in the southern half of the neighborhood, where new construction comes in the form of small three- and four-story buildings—the only thing that pencils out right now.
Gateway Estates, a multi-phased development consisting of affordable residential units and commercial space in southern East New York, is now preparing for its final phase of construction. The city is behind schedule in building the proper infrastructure, and work won’t be finished until late 2017, per the New York Daily News, but 1,295 apartments and 225 homes are planned on the vacant land. Financing is expected to close by the end of this year. Nehemiah, the Department of Design and Construction, Metro Industrial Areas Foundation and Monadnock Construction are developing.
Chaim Simkowitz’s Guardian Realty Management has filed applications for a three-story, 10-unit residential building spanning the lots of 424-436 Glenmore Avenue in East New York, two blocks away from the Liberty Avenue C train stop. Units will average 750 square feet each, and Solomon Rosenzweig applied for the permit. Demolition began earlier this year to remove the existing two-story townhouse at No. 424.