Following news that a 1,600-unit self-storage facility would be coming to 163 6th Street, in Gowanus, Storage Deluxe recently filed official applications for a five-story, 76,460-square-foot structure at the site. The facility, which will be operated by CubeSmart, will feature four loading berths, three off-street parking spaces, an accessory office component, and five floors of storage units. Virginia-based Butz • Wilbern, Ltd., is the applicant of record. The 125-foot-wide, 38,125-square-foot property is currently occupied by a metal salvage business. Demolition permits were filed to raze the business’s two-story office building and metal shed in May. The site is located five blocks from the Fourth Avenue/Ninth Street stop on the F, G, and R trains.
Queens-based property owner Singh Satrohaugn has filed applications for twin two-story, two-family houses at 134-26 155th Street, in Rochdale, Queens. The neighborhood is just a few blocks from the northern fringe of JFK International Airport. The new buildings will each measure 4,043 square feet and their full-floor apartments should average a family-sized 1,347.5 square feet apiece. Amenities include laundry facilities in the cellar and a total of two off-street parking spots. South Ozone Park-based RLD3 Engineering is the applicant of record. The 8,000-square-foot plot was occupied by a single-story house until 2015.
Queens-based Parker Greenfield LLC has filed applications for a three-story, three-unit mixed-use building at 42-07 Bell Boulevard, located within the commercial center of Bayside, Queens. The structure will measure 7,673 square feet. The ground floor will host 2,232 square feet of commercial-retail space, followed by three residential units across the two upper floors. The apartments should average 997 square feet apiece, which means they will likely boast family-sized configurations. It’s unclear whether they will be rentals or sold as homes. Long Island City-based Carusone & Cherres Architects is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide property is currently occupied by a deteriorating two-story mixed-use building. Demolition permits were filed in 2014. The Long Island Rail Road’s Bayside station is two blocks to the north.
Northwell Health (formerly the North Shore-LIJ Health System) has filed applications for a two-story, 38,191-square-foot research building at 59-25 Little Neck Parkway, in Little Neck, Queens. The facility will feature a café and storage area/warehouse on the ground floor, followed by a business offices and laboratories on the second floor. Jeffrey Zutz’s NoMad-based Flad Architects is the architect of record. The 250-foot-wide, 56,000-square-foot property – bound by Little Neck Parkway, 59th Avenue, and 260th Street – is currently vacant. Until 2015, it was occupied by a two-story office building.
Ceres Realty Capital is proposing to transform the three-story (plus basement), multi-family residential building at 442 West 22nd Street, in Chelsea, into a single-family mansion. The proposed redevelopment would include the addition of a single-story penthouse, DNAinfo reported. Alteration permits haven’t been filed with the Buildings Department, but William Suk’s Midtown South-based Suk Designs is the architect. Suk is currently taking the project through the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s (LPC) approval process. Exterior alterations must be approved by the LPC as the property sits within the Chelsea Historic District. The building has been vacated with exception to one tenant.