Under the post-Hurricane Sandy Build It Back Program, property owner Robert J. Quill has filed applications for a three-story, three-unit residential building at 228 Beach 109th Street, in Seaside, located along the Rockaways in Queens. It will contain 1,972 square feet of residential space, which means the residential units should average 657 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. They would be located on two floors above a flood-resistant ground floor. Financial District-based CSA Group is the architect of record. An existing two-story house must first be demolished. Demolition permits haven’t been filed. The Beach 105th Street stop on the A and Rockaway Park Shuttle trains is three blocks away.
Bronx-based K.O. Construction Corp. has filed applications for two single-story, 4,320-square-foot commercial-retail buildings at 654 Beach Avenue and 1806 Seward Avenue, in the East Bronx’s Classon Point section. Both would rise 18 feet in height and would contain “retail stores,” according to the Schedule A. Kenneth A. Koons’s Bronx-based architectural firm is the architect of record. They would rise on a vacant 8,984-square-foot property on the corner of Seward and Beach avenues, which would be subdivided into two tax lots. The site is located roughly a mile south of the St. Lawrence Avenue stop on the 6 train.
Mineola, N.Y.-based Shilony Assaf has filed applications for three two-story, two-family houses at 219-05 112th Avenue, in Queens Village. Only one individual new building permit has been filed so far, although all three houses will likely be similar in size. The houses should measure roughly 3,720 square feet, and across all there, there will be 6,528 square feet of residential space. All six full-floor units should average 1,088 square feet apiece, indicative of family-sized configurations. There will also be at least three off-street parking spaces. David Nagan’s Fresh Meadows-based King David Architecture is the architect of record. The 80-foot-wide, 10,138-square-foot property is currently occupied by a two-story, single-family house. Demolition and subdivision permits were filed in June.
Developer Urban Standard Development is now seeking a variance from the Board of Standards and Appeals to build three extra stories as part of a 10-story, nine-unit residential project at 142 West 19th Street, in Chelsea. The developer requires a variance from the city to build a project taller than seven stories, the height of the adjacent buildings, due to zoning rules that restrict new buildings on narrow lots from being taller than their immediate neighbors, DNAinfo reported. Filings with the Buildings Department currently resemble the 10-story proposal. If a variance is granted, the project would measure 16,903 square feet and its residential units would probably average 1,803 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. Two of them would be duplexes. Earlier this year, YIMBY revealed a preliminary rendering of a seven-story building that can be built without a variance. Think! Architecture and Design is behind the design. A four-story, seven-unit residential building must first be demolished.
Demolitions aren’t particularly frequent in historic districts, but it looks like another one is going to happen. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission heard a proposal to demolish the current building at 466-468 Columbus Avenue, on the Upper West Side, and replace it with a mixed-use building. While the commissioners weren’t ready to approve the proposal, the demolition aspect didn’t seem to be a stumbling block.