Not every building alteration is noteworthy, but when one in the city’s first historic district goes before the full Landmarks Preservation Commission and includes the restoration of a stoop, we’ll try to tell that story. Such is the case at 36 Schermerhorn Street in Brooklyn, where new work would take it from four apartments to single-family use.
A Brooklyn-based property owner has filed applications to redevelop the two-story townhouse at 891 Willoughby Avenue, in eastern Bushwick, into a four-story, nine-unit residential building. The expanded structure will measure 8,975 square feet and the residential units should average 867 square feet apiece. Based on the size of the apartments and location, family-sized rentals are likely in the works. Grigori Zinkevitch’s Queens-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The lot, located three blocks from the Myrtle Avenue stop on the J and M trains, is 37 feet wide and measures 3,563 square feet.
Cammeby’s is building a massive mixed-use project next to the Trump Village co-ops on Coney Island. The development, called Neptune/Sixth, has grabbed headlines because it includes a 40-story residential tower that will eventually replace Trump Village Shopping Center. Today, YIMBY has the first detailed images of the 430-foot-tall skyscraper at 532 Neptune Avenue and its accompanying office and retail buildings.
Flushing-based Success Team Realty has filed applications for a six-story, 10-unit residential building at 42-18 147th Street, in East Flushing. The project will measure 9,081 square feet and its residential units should average 734 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Angelo Ng + Anthony Ng’s Maspeth-based Architects Studio is the architect of record. The new building will replace a two-story rowhouse. The lot the existing structure is on measures 21 feet wide and its area is 2,445 square feet. Demolition permits haven’t been filed. The Long Island Rail Road’s Murray Hill station is five blocks away.
An anonymous Midtown South-based LLC has recently been granted permits to build a six-story, 98,812-square-foot self-storage building at 33 Remsen Avenue, on the northern end of East Flatbush. The Buildings Department approval comes nearly two years after initial applications were filed. The new structure will contain storage units on the ground through sixth floors, in addition to two underground floors. There will be accessory office space on the ground floor. Virginia-based Butz Wilbern LTD is the applicant of record. The site was once occupied by a single-story commercial strip until that was demolished over the summer.