The Cedarhurst, N.Y.-based Responsive Group has filed applications for two four-story, 10-unit residential buildings at 1690-1692 Pacific Street, in eastern Crown Heights. The structures, which will also feature penthouse levels above the fourth floor, will measure 8,583 square feet each. Across both, the residential units should average 676 square feet apiece, indicative of rentals. Brooklyn-based KMP Design & Engineering is the architect of record. The 6,144-square-foot plot is occupied by a single-story warehouse. Demolition permits have not been filed.
Brooklyn-based Valgar Realty has filed applications for a four-story, 7,965-square-foot community facility at 2550 East 17th Street, on the southern end of Sheepshead Bay. The four above-grade floors, plus the cellar, will be occupied by a trade school. Brooklyn-based Corporate Design of America is the architect of record. The 40-foot-wide, 2,645-square-foot property is occupied by a two-story house, although demolition permits have not been filed. Partial plans were submitted earlier this year for a slightly smaller three-story building that would have included commercial and medical space, but it appears those plans have been abandoned.
In April 2014 we interviewed developer Sam Charney of Charney Construction and Development. Among other things, he spoke about Long Island City’s 11-51 47th Avenue, now known as the Jackson. Since then, we have followed the building’s progress, starting when the site was cleared at the end of 2015 up until its recent topping-out. Today we revisit the project with Charney and the building’s architect, Chris Fogarty of Fogarty Finger.
Now that the 421-a tax exemption program may return, developers seem to be taking a hard look at affordable neighborhoods in the Bronx. A builder based in Morris Park, in the East Bronx, has filed plans for an eight-story residential project in nearby Westchester Square, a working-class area with a growing immigrant population.
There are actually many parts of New York City that feel much suburban than city-like. One of them is Douglaston, Queens, and its residents are getting new neighbors. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved construction of a new single-family house at 233-33 38th Drive.