In February, Politico New York reported that a judge would allow Staten Island Borough President James Oddo to choose street names that signified greed and deception for a new development on the site of the former Mount Manresa Jesuit Retreat, next to the approach for the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Now, the builders have filed plans for their sprawling townhouse project on Cupidity Drive, Avidita Place, and Fouberie Lane.
New renderings have been revealed of the eight four-story, single-family townhouses planned at 88-96 Amity Street, in Cobble Hill. The renderings come as the project also receives its official name, Polhemus Townhouses, Curbed NY reported. There will be two types of townhouses. One type will be called the Terrace House, to measure 5,900 square feet and to feature four bedrooms, a fifth-floor penthouse, three outdoor terraces, and two gardens. The second type will be called the Garden House, to measure 4,300 square feet and to feature four bedrooms, two terraces, and two gardens. Both types will feature cellar levels and indoor parking. YIMBY brought you news of the project when filings were submitted in late 2015. Fortis Property Group is the developer and Brooklyn-based Romines Architecture is designing. A seven-story former Long Island College Hospital medical building must first be demolished.
Since standing three stories tall nearly a year ago, construction is now wrapping up on the 13-story, 66-unit residential building under development at 477 Gerard Avenue, on the western end of Mott Haven. YIMBY can bring you a progress update thanks to photos posted to the forums. The latest building permits indicate the structure encompasses 78,468 square feet. The residential units, market-rate rental apartments, should average 832 square feet apiece. Amenities include a 36-car parking garage, storage for 34 bikes, and a rooftop terrace. Harshad Patel, doing business as Floral Park-based Jai Ganesh Realty, is the developer and Flushing-based Michael Kang is behind the architecture. Occupancy can probably be expected later this year.
Property owner Robert Bichoupan, doing business as an anonymous Great Neck, N.Y.-based LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 1009 Hancock Street, in eastern Bushwick. It will measure 8,454 square feet and its residential units should average 822 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. There will be two apartments per floor, followed by a roof terrace up on top. Whitestone-based Platonic Solids Architecture is the architect of record. The 30-foot-wide, 3,000-square-foot property is currently occupied by a two-and-a-half-story townhouse. Demolition permits were filed last month. The Halsey Street stop on the J train is located at the end of the block.
After two weeks of haphazard fits and starts and a confrontational protest with tenant activists, City Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez and the City Council Land Use Committee unanimously disapproved a plan to rezone the corner of Broadway and Sherman avenues, which would have paved the way for the construction of a 15-story apartment building known as Sherman Plaza.