The nine-story, 32-unit residential project under development at 42-50 27th Street, in Long Island City’s Queens Plaza/Court Square section, has topped out. The structure can be seen in a photograph by The Court Square Blog. The new building measures 35,294 square feet and rises 89 feet above the street level. Its residential units should average 777 square feet apiece, which means the apartment will likely be rentals, although smaller condominiums are slowly becoming more attractive and are a possibility here. The Ampiera Group is the developer and Flushing-based MY Architect is behind the architecture. Completion is expected next year.
Property owner Larry Ahern has filed applications for a two-story, 138,600-square-foot self-storage facility at 3350 Park Avenue, located on the corner of East 165th Street in the South Bronx’s Morrisania section. The project will have 90,600 square feet of commercial space, which is the area that can be rented out as storage space. Ceiling heights will also measure roughly 20 feet, so it could be that the building gets partially used for industrial purposes. Accessory offices will be located on the ground floor. There will also be four loading berths and 15 off-street parking spaces. Frank G. Relf’s Melville, N.Y.-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 90,800-square-foot lot is partially occupied by a collection of single-story commercial warehouses rented out to various businesses. Demolition permits haven’t been filed.
An anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC has filed applications for a six-story, 12-unit residential building at 373 East 157th Street, in the South Bronx’s Melrose section. The project will measure 10,083 square feet and its residential units should average 641 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Amenities include laundry facilities and bike storage. Luis Depasquale’s Cronton-on-Hudson,N.Y.-based firm LMD Architect is the architect of record. The 2,493-square-foot lot is currently occupied by a two-story brick building. Demolition permits haven’t been filed. Metro-North Railroad’s Melrose station is located five blocks north.
The city is gearing up to rezone a 73-block stretch of Jerome Avenue in the Bronx, and politicians, activists, and members of local community boards spoke in frustrated tones last Thursday during the first public meeting on what promises to be one of the most controversial neighborhood plans of Mayor de Blasio’s time in office. Major players from the south and west Bronx offered opposing views on who should benefit from new housing and on whether Jerome’s hundreds of auto shops should remain.