Property owner Zin Long Dai has filed applications for a four-story, 11-unit mixed-use building at 1759 Bay Ridge Parkway, in Bensonhurst. It will measure 15,190 square feet and will include a 5,190-square-foot daycare center on the ground and cellar levels, followed by residential units on the second through fourth floors. The residential units should average 909 square feet apiece, which means either rentals or condominiums could be in the works. A 13-car parking garage will be located in the cellar. Shiming Tam’s Brooklyn-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 8,000-square-foot site is currently occupied by two-and-a-half-story house. Demolition permits were filed in August. The 79th Street stop on the D train is five blocks away.
The title of the city’s construction hotspot of the summer may go to the Long Island City block bound by 44th Drive, Jackson and Thomson avenues, and Purves Street. As recently as four years ago, only warehouses, auto shops and a handful of rowhomes graced the 1.8-acre trapezoid. In 2014, the 14-story 26-14 Jackson Avenue rose as a herald of greater things to come. The 27-story Harrison at 27-21 44th Drive topped out in June of this year, and the 27-story Watermark Court Square at 27-19 44th Drive, next door, caught up almost exactly two months later. But as those two towers still sport their ceremonial topping-out flags, they are about to be overtaken by 44-26 Purves Street. The project, developed by Brause Realty and the Gotham Organization, is rapidly approaching its final, 33-story height. Once the FXFOWLE-designed, 270-unit luxury rental reaches its topmost point, it will stand just under the 400-foot mark, becoming the sixth-tallest building on the flourishing Court Square skyline.
A parking lot on a valuable stretch of Atlantic Avenue in Boerum Hill won’t be empty for much longer. Bluerock Real Estate is planning a six-story, four-unit building with commercial space at 330 Atlantic Avenue, between Smith and Hoyt streets.
Construction on the first nine piles has been completed for the 2.7-acre park, dubbed Pier55, planned in the Hudson River. The location is near the Meatpacking District off West 13th Street. The pilings mark the end of the first phase of construction, DNAinfo reported. The public park is expected to have grassy hills, vegetation, recreational space with paths and seating, and an amphitheater. The London-based design firm Heatherwick Studio and New York-based Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects are behind the design. A partnership between The Diller – von Furstenberg Family Foundation and the Hudson River Part Trust is developing the project. The pedestrian bridge connecting the park to Manhattan will be built by the city. Completion is expected in 2019.
A rough rendering has been revealed of the four-story, nine-unit mixed-use building planned at 90-05 56th Avenue, in southern Elmhurst. A photo of the board at the construction site was posted to the YIMBY Forums. The latest building permits indicate the project will measure 8,395 square feet. It will host 2,010 square feet of medical offices in the cellar, followed by residential units on the ground through fourth floors. The units should average 743 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. There will be an eight-car garage on the ground floor. An anonymous Elmhurst-based company is the developer and Chang Hwa Tan’s Flushing-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide, 5,409-square-foot assemblage is currently vacant. Completion is expected in the fall of 2017. The Grand Avenue-Newtown stop on the M and R trains is three blocks away.