Foundation work is now underway on phase two of Provost Square, a two-towered mixed-use development half-way complete in downtown Jersey City. The first phase of the project, The Morgan at Provost Square, at 160 Morgan Street, opened for occupancy in late 2015. It rises 38 stories and contains 420 residential units, as well as 13,020 square feet of retail. The second phase will consist of a 28-story tower with 505 residential units and retail space. Photos of the phase two site can be seen posted to the YIMBY Forums.
Roslyn Heights, N.Y.-based Colonial Construction & Development has filed applications for three two-story, two-unit houses at 2787 Miles Avenue and 313-317 Swinton Avenue, in the East Bronx’s Throggs Neck section. The building on Miles Avenue will measure 4,860 square feet and the two on Swinton Avenue will each measure 3,744 square feet. Across the entire project, the full-floor residential units should average a family-sized 1,372 square feet apiece. Gerald J. Caliendo’s Briarwood-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 12,500-square-foot property is occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits were filed in July.
Flushing-based AXL Home LLC has filed applications for twin three-story, two-family houses at 43-58 and 43-60 164th Street, in East Flushing. The buildings will each measure 4,000 square feet, and across both, the residential units should average 1,496 square feet apiece. That means the apartments will likely be geared towards families. There will be a total of two off-street parking spaces. Jeff Stones’s Floral Park, N.Y.-based firm is the applicant of record. The 60-foot-wide, 6,000-square-foot property was, until August, occupied by a one-and-a-half-story house. The Long Island Rail Road’s Broadway station is three blocks north.
Foundations have been completed for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 47-09 5th Street, in the Hunters Point neighborhood of Long Island City, close to the East River waterfront. Building permits list Shahram Nassi as the owner, with Jieming Wang of LMW Engineering Group LLC attached as the applicant of record. Brooklyn-based MC Superstructure Inc. is listed as the general contractor.
SROs, or single room occupancy hotels, house some of the poorest and most vulnerable people in New York City, but policies created dating to the 1950s and 1960s have resulted in residential hotels being gradually converted to market-rate housing or hotels. Yesterday, an SRO owner in the Fordham Heights section of the Bronx filed plans to convert his five-story building at 2327 Grand Concourse to a hotel or a dormitory.