Floral Park, N.Y.-based Metropolitan Homes has filed applications for two three-story, three-unit residential buildings at 1040-1042 Herkimer Street, in Ocean Hill. Each will measure 4,410 square feet. Across both, the full-floor residential units should average 1,102.5 square feet apiece, indicative of family-sized configurations, although it’s unclear whether the apartments will be rentals or condominiums. Amenities include a total of four off-street parking spots. Roslyn, N.Y.-based Shahriar Afshari is the applicant of record. The 50-foot-wide, 4,900-square-foot plot, located on the corner of Howard Avenue, is currently vacant. It’s just two blocks away from the Ralph Avenue stop on the C train.
Construction has wrapped up entirely and occupancy is currently underway at the five-story, 80-unit affordable/supportive housing project at 331 Saratoga Avenue, located on the corner of Bergen Street, in Ocean Hill. Photos of the completed building can be seen in a Curbed NY report. Dubbed Bergen Saratoga Apartments, it measures 74,614 square feet. It will feature 40 one- and two-bedroom apartments that will rent at below-market rates through the affordable housing lottery, in addition to 40 studio apartments that will be occupied by formerly homeless people. CAMBA will also supply social services for the building’s residents. Amenities include a library with a computer room, an outdoor recreational space with a playground, a community room with a kitchen, laundry facilities, storage for 40 bikes, and 15 off-street parking spaces. Dunn Development Corp. and the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HDP) are the developers, while SLCE Architects is behind the design. Construction on the project began in 2014.
Details and a rendering have been revealed for a seven-story, 82-unit affordable residential building planned at 775 Crotona Park North (a.k.a. 1784 Prospect Avenue), in the West Bronx’s Tremont section. Dubbed Crotona Senior Residences, it will comprise entirely of affordable housing geared specifically to LGBT seniors (although all elderly people, regardless of orientation, will be allowed to apply), Welcome2TheBronx reported. It will also include a supportive facility with services for residents in the building and around the community. New building applications have not yet been filed, but Magnusson Architecture and Planning is the design architect.
Property owner Jorge P. Cherres has filed applications for a five-story, 10-unit residential building at 23-30 30th Drive, in Astoria. The structure will measure 12,377 square feet and its residential units should average 834 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Amenities include laundry facilities and “accessory” residential spaces, both located in the cellar. The property owner is also the architect, who heads Middle Village-based J Square Architecture. The 25-foot-wide, 4,206-square-foot lot is currently occupied by a three-story apartment building. Demolition permits have not yet been filed. The Broadway stop on the N/Q trains is located four blocks away.
If you’ve walked by the corner of Essex and Delancey streets on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, you’ve probably noticed there’s a lot going on. What is it? It’s the Essex Crossing mega-development. Among many other things, it will be the new home of the Essex Street Market. The current market is, however, still up and running and it wants people to know that.