Back in November of 2015, the two-story building at 290 Grand Street, on the Lower East Side, was being converted into 4,288 square feet of commercial space by its owner Cheuk Fan Cheung. Bowery Boogie now reports that construction has finished and scaffolding is being removed from the structure. The building is practically unrecognizable, as a completely new façade was installed as well as future storefronts and windows. The commercial space will be split between retail and office space. There will be three ground-floor retail units, and the second floor and cellar spaces will be leased to non-medical office tenants. Jianxiong Wang’s JW Engineering Consulting is the applicant of record. Opening will likely happen soon.
Elad Ben-Kimon, doing business as a Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, two-family residential building at 168 Monroe Street, in western Bedford-Stuyvesant, located seven blocks north of the Nostrand Avenue stop on the A/C trains. The new building will measure 3,900 square feet in total. One unit would be located on the ground-floor/basement level, and the second unit would span the second through fourth floors in a townhouse-style fashion. Arnold Montag’s Great Neck-based AM/PM Design & Consulting is the architect of record. Demolition permits were filed back in January to raze the 20-foot-wide lot’s existing two-and-a-half-story house.
Long Island-based property owner Genara Gonzalez has filed applications for a four-story, six-unit mixed-use building at 842 Liberty Avenue, in northern East New York, located three blocks south of the Norwood Avenue stop on the J/Z trains. As proposed, the new building would measure just 3,203 square feet and include a 953 square-foot doctors office on the ground floor. The residential units would be extremely small, averaging 375 square feet apiece. But those plans could soon be replaced with a larger building, thanks to the proposed East New York rezoning. If approved, the site could accommodate a maximum of 3,600 square feet of commercial space and 5,400 square feet of residential space in the form of a four- to six-story building. Yonkers, N.Y.-based Leder-Luis Architectural Design is the architect of record. The 20-foot-wide lot is vacant.
Jacob Ashkenazie, doing business as Brooklyn-based TNE Buildings, has filed applications for two three-story, two-unit residential buildings at 2426-2428 East 15th Street, in Sheepshead Bay, located two blocks south of the Neck Road stop on the Q train. Each building will measure 3,388 square feet apiece, and the residential space across the development will total 5,082 square feet. Each residential unit will take one-and-a-half floors and should average a spacious 1,270 square feet apiece. Pirooz Soltanizadeh’s Jamaica-based Royal Engineering is the applicant of record. The 50-foot-wide lot is currently occupied by a single-story house, and demolition permits were filed in December to remove it.
Sal D’amico Construction Inc. has filed applications for a seven-story, 22-unit residential building at 36-08 28th Avenue, in the heart of Astoria, located six blocks from the 30th Avenue stop on the N/Q trains. The new building will encompass 21,451 square feet and its residential units should average 679 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Amenities will include recreational space on the ground floor and 13 vehicular parking spaces. Great Neck-based Frank Petruso is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide assemblage at 36-08 – 36-10 28th Avenue is currently occupied by two attached, two-story houses. Demolition permits have not yet been filed.