When the early 19th century townhouse at 54 MacDougal Street in SoHo bit the dust, preservationists were outraged. However, YIMBY has new renderings of the project replacing the 1820 structure, and the design seems to fit in well with the rest of the pre-war block.
There are literally tens of thousands of buildings in New York City that have landmarks protection, either as individual landmarks or part of a historic district. However, there are fewer than 200 designated interiors. That number could soon go up.
Construction is seven stories above street level on the 13-story, 19-unit mixed-use building under development at 207 West 79th Street, on the Upper West Side. The latest photo was posted by a user on the YIMBY Forums. The most recent building permits indicate the project will eventually measure 71,578 square feet and rise 158 feet, including the bulkhead. There will be 5,194 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. The residential units above, which will be condominiums, will range from two- to five-bedrooms, averaging 2,887 square feet apiece. Anbau Enterprises is the developer and Morris Adjmi Architects is behind the design, both inside and out. Completion is expected in the fall of 2017.
Staten Island-based WB Development has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 183 Devoe Street, in central Williamsburg. The project will measure 6,407 square feet and its residential units should average 657 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. The structure will be topped by a roof deck. Nicholas Scire-Chianetta’s Brooklyn-based NSC Architecture is the architect of record. The 23-foot-wide, 2,300-square-foot property is currently occupied by a two-story townhouse. Demolition permits haven’t been filed. The Graham Avenue stop on the L train is located around the block.
Jamaica-based Phoenix Home Realty has filed applications for an eight-story, 16-unit residential building at 2692 Creston Avenue, in the West Bronx’s Fordham section. The project will measure 19,111 square feet and its residential units should average 947 square feet apiece. It’s not known whether the apartments will be rentals or condominiums, although the former is more likely based on location. Amenities include a recreation space in the cellar and storage for eight bikes. Gerald J. Caliendo’s Briarwood-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 40-foot-wide, 3,000-square-foot property is currently occupied by a two-and-a-half-story house. Demolition permits haven’t been filed. The Kingsbridge Road stops on the D and 4 trains are located within three blocks of the site.