Hoboken-based Urban Square Properties is moving forward with demolition work to make way for a six-story, 27-unit mixed-use building at 500 Palisades Avenue, located on the corner of Bowers Street in The Heights section of Jersey City. The project will include 2,834 square feet of ground-floor commercial space, as well as a gallery. There will also be a 14-car parking garage, Jersey Digs reported. Lee Levine Architects is behind the design. The project was approved in May by the city’s Zoning Board. Urban Square then purchased the property, previously owned by CLG Properties, for roughly $1.9 million during the summer. A targeted completion date has not been revealed.
Reston, Virginia-based SJM Partners has filed applications for a six-story, 44,432-square-foot self-storage facility at 428 East 92nd Street, in the Yorkville section of the Upper East Side. The new building will contain 35,790 square feet of commercial space, with storage units across the cellar through sixth floors. Offices will be located on the ground floor, where there will also be a two-car garage and a loading dock. Virginia-based Butz Wilbern LTD is the applicant of record. The 75-foot-wide, 7,532-square-foot lot is occupied by a two-story parking garage. Demolition permits have not been filed.
A Staten Island-based property owner has filed applications for four three-story, two-family townhouses at 61-73 Elvin Street, in Castleton Corners, on Staten Island’s North Shore. The buildings will measure 2,878 square feet each. Across all four, the residential units should average 1,231 square feet apiece. In each structure, one unit will spread across the basement and first levels, while the second unit will take up the second and upper mezzanine levels. Anthony Scaglione’s Staten Island-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 17,177-square-foot plot, at the corner of Gannon Avenue North, is vacant.
An anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC has filed applications to renovate and expand the two-story, two-family house at 2019 West 6th Street, in Gravesend. The project would also build two new three-story, two-family residential buildings on either side of the existing structure, at 2017 West 6th Street and 2021 West 6th Street, respectively. The existing house will see its residential space increase to 2,425 square feet, while the two new buildings will each measure 3,388 square feet. Across all three buildings, the apartments should average a family-sized 1,251 square feet apiece. Two single-car, 300-square-foot garages will also be built. Pirooz Soltanizadeh’s Jamaica-based Royal Engineering is the applicant of record.
Two weeks ago, the Landmarks Preservation Commission designated 11 of its 12 calendared properties in Midtown East as city landmarks, part of its Greater East Midtown Initiative. On Tuesday, the twelfth site received its designation, as the LPC declared the former Citicorp Center, now known as 601 Lexington Avenue, a city landmark.