The federal government is finally cleaning up the Gowanus Canal, and the Lightstone Group has just finished a 12-story rental building along the banks of the heavily contaminated waterway. Now the city has kicked off a long-awaited rezoning study for the industrial area around the canal, but officials offered few guarantees or timelines for the new zoning.
Out in the borderlands between Bedford-Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, Brownsville, and East New York, there’s a working class, largely black neighborhood called Ocean Hill. A small new development is headed to the area at 2353 Dean Street, between Rockaway Avenue and Eastern Parkway.
Last-minute design changes can be revealed for the seven-story, 28-unit residential project currently receiving finishing touches at 11-07 Welling Court, in western Astoria near the East River. Ten artists were also commissioned by the developer to craft works throughout the building, DNAinfo reported. The latest building permits indicate the project encompasses 27,144 square feet and rises 68 feet to its roof.
A Richmond Hill-based corporation has filed applications for two three-story, tw0-family houses at 95-11 and 95-13 158th Avenue, in Howard Beach. The buildings will each measure 2,810 square feet and, across both, their residential units should average 750 square feet apiece. The apartments are likely geared towards families. John D. Calcagnile’s Howard Beach-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 60-foot-wide, 6,000-square-foot site is occupied by a dilapidated single-story house until that structure was demolished earlier this year.
Mack-Cali Realty Corporation has announced its partnership with SJP Properties to develop Harborside 4, a 1.2-million-square-foot office tower long-proposed at 136 Greene Street, in the Exchange Place district of downtown Jersey City. The development team won’t break ground on the tower until an anchor tenant has signed on, Real Estate NJ reported. The site, bound by Christopher Columbus Drive, and Greene, Pearl, and Hudson streets, is currently a parking lot.