A Brooklyn-based property owner has filed applications for a three-story, seven-unit residential building at 32 Fountain Avenue, located on the northern end of East New York. The project will measure 6,840 square feet and its residential units should average 956 square feet apiece, indicative of apartments with family-sized configurations. Benjamin A. Leonardi’s Howard Beach-based Miele Associates is the architect of record. The 5,000-square-foot property is vacant. The Norwood Avenue stop on the J train is three blocks away.
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The New York City Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD) has filed applications for two three-story, two-unit residential buildings at 856-858 Blake Avenue, in the heart of East New York. The buildings will measure 2,573 square feet each and, across both, the residential units should average a family-sized 1,184 square feet apiece. All of the units will be sold at below-market rates. Brooklyn-based DeLaCour, Ferrara & Church Architects is the architect of record. The 4,690-square-foot plot is vacant. The project is associated with the city’s New Infill Homeownership Opportunity Program. The Van Siclen Avenue stop on the 3 train is four blocks away.
Nehalkumar Gandhi, doing business as an anonymous North Bergen, N.J.-based LLC, has filed applications for a seven-story, 57-key hotel at 314 Pennsylvania Avenue, in northwestern East New York. The project will measure 24,290 square feet and its hotel rooms should average a budget-sized 297 square feet apiece. Guest amenities include a breakfast area, a fitness center, and a reception area. Manish S. Savani’s Jamaica-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide, 5,000-square-foot plot is currently occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits were filed in August. The Liberty Avenue stop on the C train is four blocks to the north.
A Great Neck, N.Y.-based company has filed applications for two two-story, two-family houses at 710-714 Wortman Avenue, located on the corner of Pine Street, on East New York’s eastern end. The new buildings will each measure 3,780 square feet and their full-floor units should average 1,260 square feet apiece, indicative of family-sized configurations. There will be a total of four off-street parking spaces. Sion Hourizadeh’s Floral Park, N.Y.-based Sion Consulting Engineering is the applicant of record. The 6,200-square-foot site is vacant.
On March 8, the East New York Savings Bank, Parkway Branch, in East New York, Brooklyn was designated the first city landmark of 2016. That same day, the former Empire State Dairy Company complex, also in East New York, was added to the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s calendar. On Tuesday, the designation process continued.