The future 15-story residential building at 41-32 27th Street, called Steel Haus, has reached street level. The narrow building will sit upon an irregularly shaped plot on the northern fringe of the booming Court Square district, north of Queens Plaza. The 46-unit project, developed by the Hakimian Organization, will join a dense block of residential and office mid- and high-rises that have replaced a district of crumbling commercial properties over the past ten years. ESM Construction Corp serves as the general contractor.
Property owner Eddie Yair, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for a seven-story, 16-unit mixed-use building at 2735 East 13th Street, located on the corner of Shore Parkway in southern Sheepshead Bay. The project will measure 22,016 square feet. It will include 7,511 square feet of community facility space on the second and third floors, followed by residential units, averaging 807 square feet apiece, on the floors above. The apartments will likely be rentals. Eran A. Birnbaum’s Brooklyn-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 4,341-square-foot property is partially occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits were filed in August. The Sheepshead Bay stop on the B and Q trains is three blocks away.
Downtown Jamaica is getting ready for its renaissance. YIMBY spotted plans for a new mid-rise near Rufus King Park last week, and now another project has emerged two blocks east, near the Parsons Boulevard stop on the E and F trains. The latest development is headed to 153-33 89th Avenue, between Burdette Place and Parsons Boulevard.
Storied French restaurant Lutèce occupied the ground floor of 249 East 50th Street for more than 40 years before shutting its doors in 2004. Thanks to the restaurant’s fame, the three townhouses at 249-253 East 50th Street have appeared in several movies and TV shows, including The Prince of Tides, Wall Street, and most recently, Mad Men. Now plans have been filed for the 16-story building that will replace them between Second and Third avenues.
Construction has topped out 60 feet above street level on the six-story, 13-unit residential project under development at 15 West 119th Street, in Harlem. The structure can be seen in a photo posted to Harlem+Bespoke. The latest building permits indicate the project measures 13,813 square feet. The residential units should average 824 square feet apiece, although it’s unclear whether they will be rentals or condominiums. Pielet Brothers Construction is the developer. Melamed Architect is the design architect, although Design + Urbanism Architectural is the current architect of record. Completion is expected next year.