Construction is wrapping up on a 14-story, 159-unit mixed-use building at 203 Gramatan Avenue, in downtown Mount Vernon. That’s in southern Westchester County. It’s been dubbed La Port Apartments. All of the units, which range from studios to two-bedrooms, will be rented at below-market rates as affordable workforce housing, Westfair reported. Amenities include a fitness center, a children’s playroom, a media room, a lounge with a pantry, and a 4,000-square-foot rooftop deck. The base of the building will also host 20,000 square feet of retail space, of which Dollar Tree has already leased half. Atlantic Development Group, headed by Peter Fine, and Kenwood Equities are the developers, and GF55 Partners is the architect. After nine years in the development process, completion is expected in the next few months. Peter Fine is also planning a market-rate residential project next to La Porta Apartments, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Brooklyn-based property owner Mosheref Hussain has filed applications for a three-story, two-unit residential building at 352 East 5th Street, in northern Kensington. The structure will measure 5,516 square feet. The first residential unit will span the ground and second floors, followed by the second unit on the third floor. The lower apartment will also feature space in the cellar for a recreational area and laundry facilities. Since two apartments are splitting 4,100 square feet of residential space, condominiums are likely in the works. The project will also feature two off-street parking spots. Flushing-based He Gin Lee Architect is the architect of record. The 45-foot-wide, 4,500-square-foot plot is currently occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits haven’t yet been filed. The Church Avenue stop on the F and G trains is five blocks to the west.
Leroy D. Blake, doing business as an anonymous Corona-based LLC, has filed applications for five mixed-use, multi-family buildings at 43-06 102nd Street and 101-16 – 101-20 43rd Avenue, in North Corona. Two of the buildings will rise three stories and contain three apartments, while another two will stand four stories and contain four apartments. New building permits indicate there will be a fifth building, but it hasn’t been individually filed yet. Of the filed structures, they will measure between 3,971 square feet and 4,508 square feet each. There will be 11,855 square feet of residential space and 3,469 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The apartments will likely be rentals and amenities include a “recreational room” and two off-street parking spots. Michael Mastrogiacomo’s Queens-based engineering firm is the applicant of record. The 7,725-square-foot corner lot is currently occupied by an auto repair business. Demolition permits were filed in June. The 103rd Street-Corona Plaza stop on the 7 train is four blocks away.
Yosef Streicher, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for a five-story, 20,421-square-foot mixed-use commercial building at 5501 New Utrecht Avenue, in the heart of Borough Park. The ground floor will host 3,200 square feet of retail space, followed by a 171-child daycare center on the second and third floors, and medical offices on the fourth and fifth floors. Charles Mallea’s Brooklyn-based M Architecture is the architect of record. The irregularly-shaped, 3,351-square-foot lot, at the corner of 55th Street, is currently occupied by a single-story commercial building. Demolition permits haven’t yet been filed. The site is located directly below the 55th Street stop on the D train.
In November, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the lifting and reconfiguration of the landmarked Palace Theater at 1564 Broadway. Now, thanks to EB-5 documents, we have full renderings of what the DoubleTree Hotel site surrounding it will look like once the redevelopment is finished.