In the spring of 2015, Thor Equities entered into contract for the development site at 176 Bedford Avenue, located on the corner of North 7th Street in North Williamsburg. The developer has since closed on the property for $30 million. The developer plans to build a two-story, 14,500-square-foot commercial-retail building.
Jamaica-based Gabrielli Truck Sales Ltd. has filed applications for a two-story, 75,410-square-foot dealership at 181-25 Eastern Road, located on the northern edge of John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens’s Springfield Gardens neighborhood. The facility will feature an automobile repair shop, storage space, offices on the ground and second floors, and off-street parking for 165 vehicles. Frank S. Smith’s Melville, N.Y.-based H2M Architects + Engineers is the architect of record. The 22,946-square-foot plot of land is vacant.
Property owner Iyad Saleh has filed applications for a three-story, two-unit mixed-use building at 4623 Fifth Avenue, located on the corner of 47th Street in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The project will measure 7,520 square feet and rise 42 feet above street level to its roof. There will be 2,506 square feet of commercial-retail space on the ground and cellar levels, followed by full-floor residential units on the second and third floors. The apartments are expected to average 2,506 square feet apiece, which indicates that condominiums are likely in the works.
Six of the seven subway lines that connect Queens to Manhattan converge at the foot of the Queensboro Bridge, where Queens Plaza meets Queens Boulevard, Northern Boulevard, and Jackson Avenue. There, the elevated Queensboro Plaza station handles the N, Q, and 7 trains, while the E, M, and R serve the underground Queens Plaza stop. The two stations face increasing pressure from steady growth in both Long Island City and the borough as a whole, as well as the impending overflow of Brooklyn commuters displaced by the L train shutdown. The need for a transfer connection between them has become more pressing than ever.
In June 2015, then-Brooklyn Bridge Park President Regina Myer revealed renderings for the last two residential towers set to rise in the park, on Pier 6. Now, ODA Architecture, which is designing them, has filed plans for the pair of developments at 15 and 50 Bridge Park Drive.