William Gottlieb Real Estate has filed applications for a six-story, 18-unit residential building at 156-162 Perry Street in the West Village, steps from the Hudson River waterfront. The project will measure 31,004 square feet and its residential units should average 1,129 square feet apiece. It’s unclear whether the apartments will be condominiums or rentals. Amenities include parking for three cars, a fitness center, bicycle storage, laundry facilities and a common rooftop terrace. Morris Adjmi’s Financial District-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 6,485-square-foot assemblage currently consists of two three-story townhouses, a two-story structure, and a single-story garage. Demolition permits were filed in August.
An anonymous Flushing-based LLC has filed applications for a six-story, eight-unit mixed-use building planned at 132-16 Maple Avenue, on the southern end of downtown Flushing. The project will measure 12,121 square fee and will contain 1,994 square feet of medical office space on the cellar and ground floors. The residential units above will average 937 square feet apiece. The penthouse unit, located on part of the fifth floor and the entire sixth floor, will be a duplex. Flushing-based First Hec Engineering is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot lot is currently occupied by a two-and-a-half-story house. Demolition permits not yet been filed.
SNL Storage, doing business as an anonymous White Plains, N.Y.-based LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, 72,487-square-foot self-storage building at 4139 Boston Road, located in the Bronx neighborhood of Eastchester, in a largely industrial area. The 60-foot-tall project will contain 54,990 square feet of commercial space, which is the area that can be rented for storage. There will be storage space in the cellar and all four of the above-ground levels. In addition to accessory office space, there will be three off-street parking spaces and three loading berths. Frank G. Relf’s Melville, N.Y.-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The site is currently occupied by a single-story commercial building.
New York City’s development booms result in buildings of all shapes and types. And while each round of additions brings lots of positive changes to the city’s skyline, the city’s denizens must, unfortunately, accept the bad with the good. While new projects in surrounding blocks will eventually block much of the building from most perspectives, the misproportioned parapets of 5 Beekman are, in the intermediary, an affront to New Yorkers and the skyline.