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.
In April, developer Matthew Adell shelled out $28 million for an odd-looking, five-story townhouse at 27 East 79th Street on the Upper East Side. Now, he plans to build a 15-story condo building on the property, which is three doors down from former Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s mansion at 17 East 29th Street.
A long-vacant South Bronx lot in Highbridge may become new housing. Building applications were filed last week to develop eight stories of apartments at 1285 Edward L Grant Highway, on the corner of West 169th Street.