Two years ago, developer Seth Brown of Aspen Equities demolished the “berserk-eclectic” Victorian mansion at 111 Clarkson Avenue in Prospect Lefferts Gardens. Now, two rental buildings are rising in its place, on a through-block lot between Bedford and Rogers avenues.
A rendering has surfaced of the planned six-story, 10-unit residential project at 83 Humboldt Street, in southern Williamsburg. The rendering is courtesy of Brooklyn-based Beam Group, the project’s design architect. The latest building permits indicate the project will measure 7,586 square feet. Its residential units should average 758 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Amenities include a 301-square-foot recreation space on the ground floor and a rooftop terrace. Yoel Berkovitz, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, is the developer. Joseph A. Mucciolo’s Wantagh, N.Y.-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 26-foot-wide, 2,558-square-foot property’s single-story predecessor was demolished in late 2014. The site is five blocks from the Flushing Avenue stop on the J and M trains.
As part launching the New York State Grown & Certified program, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced plans for a new 120,000-square-foot food facility, dubbed Greenmarket Regional Food Hub. It will be located at an undisclosed location along Food Center Drive in the South Bronx’s Hunts Point section and will have processing facilities and a farmer’s market, Crain’s reported. The food hub, expected to cost $20 million, is scheduled to be completed sometime in 2017. Food products will be delivered to the Hunts Point location from small- to mid-sized farms throughout upstate New York. A 100,000-square-foot expansion is planned at the Baldor Specialty Foods facility at 155 Food Center Drive, although it’s unclear if the two projects are connected.
Though a renovation would be welcome at one pre-Civil War residential building in the city’s first historic district, it will have to wait. Last Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission took no action on a proposal for 152 Henry Street, in the Brooklyn Heights Historic District.
Construction has topped out on two six-story, 16-unit residential buildings at 755-765 Bedford Avenue, in northwestern Bedford-Stuyvesant. Progress on the construction can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums by user Waymon_Womano. Each of the buildings measure 34,141 square feet, although the amount of residential space isn’t given. It’s very likely the average unit will measure over 1,000 square feet, which means apartments with family-sized configurations are probably in the works. Amenities in each building will include a nine-car parking garage in the cellar, recreational spaces on the ground floor, and a rooftop terrace. Brooklyn-based Goldstone Amber Realty is the developer and Fred W. Torrico’s Maspeth-based architectural firm is the architect of record. At some point, Torrico replaced Karl Fischer, who initially filed plans with the Buildings Department, as the architect. Completion can probably be expected closer to 2017.