Developers Faros Properties and MAS Development Group are proposing a five-story, 258-unit mixed-use project at 244 Union Street, located in the Midtown section of Elizabeth, in Union County, N.J. The project will contain roughly 26,000 square feet of retail space and a parking garage, Jersey Digs reported. Residential amenities could include a landscaped courtyard, a theater, and a fitness center, among other spaces. The site encompasses the entire block, which is mostly vacant except for two single-story commercial buildings. The City of Elizabeth selected the development team to build on the site in 2014.
A Queens-based LLC has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 689 Quincy Street, in the heart of Bedford-Stuyvesant. The project will measure 8,300 square feet and its residential units should average 750 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Woody Chen’s Elmhurst-based Infocus Design & Planning is the architect of record. The 30-foot-wide, 3,000-square-foot property is occupied by a four-story townhouse. Demolition permits have not been filed.
A Briarwood-based LLC has filed applications for a three-story, 11,277-square-foot daycare center at 80-15 188th Street, in Fresh Meadows. The daycare facility will accommodate children ages one through five, according to the project’s Schedule A. The structure will feature an outdoor playground in the backyard and a second playground on the roof. Gerald J. Caliendo’s Briarwood-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide, 5,088-square-foot property is occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits were filed in September.
Renderings have been revealed by Hill West Architects for Court Square City View Tower, expected to rise at 23-15 44th Drive, located on the corner of 23rd Street in the heart of Long Island City. The architect’s website states the mixed-use project will rise 66 stories and contain 802 condominium units.
Albany still hasn’t resurrected the 421-a tax exemption program, and developers of big affordable housing projects have become tired of waiting for a tax break that may not return. Now Procida Companies is pushing forward with one of those developments, a 300-unit affordable housing complex at 96 New Lots Avenue in Brownsville.