Brooklyn-based Abraham Wieder has filed applications for a six-story, eight-unit mixed-use building at 5601 13th Avenue, located on the corner of 56th Street in southern Borough Park, two blocks from the 55th Street stop on the D train. The structure will encompass 18,366 square feet, with 2,352 square feet to be used for retail space on the ground floor. An additional 2,962 square feet on the second floor will be for a community facility, and the residential units on floors three through six should average 1,116 square feet apiece, indicative of family-sized apartments. Brooklyn-based Asher Hershkowitz is the architect of record. Demolition permits were filed in February for the site’s existing two-story brick house.
Tomer Erlich, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, 10-unit residential building at 511 Lafayette Avenue, in western Bedford-Stuyvesant, located around the corner from the Bedford-Nostrand Avs. stop on the G train. The structure will measure 11,484 square feet and its residential units should average 789 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Each floor will host two apartments, although the bottom two units will feature additional space in the cellar, and one of the fourth-floor units will include space in an upper penthouse level. Robert Bianchini’s Forest Hills-based ARC Architecture + Design Studio is the architect of record. The 40-foot-wide site’s former three-story building was demolished earlier this year.
Back in May of 2015, YIMBY revealed renderings of the planned eight-story, 36-unit mixed-use building at 24-12 42nd Road, located in the Queens Plaza section of Long Island City. Excavation work began at the site last summer, and now construction work is underway on the ground floor, The Court Square Blog reports. The structure will encompass 49,050 square feet, of which 4,328 square feet will be designated for ground-floor retail space. The residential units above will be condominiums and should average 817 square feet apiece. Amenities include private storage space, bike storage, an outdoor recreational area on the second floor, and a rooftop terrace. Ampiera Group is the developer, while Jon K. Yung’s Flushing-based MY Architect is behind the design. Completion can probably be expected in 2017.
The New York City School Construction Authority (SCA) has filed applications to build a five-story, 67,405-square-foot school behind the existing five-story P.S. 46 Edgar Allen Poe branch, located at 279 East 196th Street, in Fordham. The expansion, with an address at 2760 Briggs Avenue, will host administrative offices, two cafeterias, and classrooms on the ground floor, followed by a gym, an exercise room, and a 280-person auditorium on the second floor, and finally classrooms on the third through fifth floors. An outdoor playground will be located on the fourth floor. Hell’s Kitchen-based Mitchell Giurgola Architects is the architect of record. An existing block-thru, single-story building must first be demolished.
BelovED Community Charter School has acquired, from the Jersey City Housing Authority, the vacant half-acre development site at 535 Grand Street, in the Bergen-Lafayette section of Jersey City, with plans to build a new four-story, 40,000-square-foot middle school. The facility will be able to accommodate 240 students in grades six through nine, according to The Jersey Journal. The building will feature a two-story cafeteria that can also be utilized as a 300-seat auditorium, a 1,250-square-foot, sound-proof music room, a gymnasium, 19 classrooms, two science rooms, two art rooms, a sub-dividable multi-purpose room, a library, and administrative offices. There will also be outdoor recreational space and a 31-car parking lot. The project is being designed by Urbahn Architects. Opening is expected in September of 2018.