Developer Boris Aronov has received the green light to demolish the five-story, seven-unit mixed-use building at 41 West 47th Street and the seven-story commercial building at 43 West 47th Street, in Midtown. No new building applications have been filed with the Department of Buildings, nor has the developer disclosed their plans for the site, DNAinfo reports. As is, the two-property development assemblage could accommodate up to 60,240 square feet of mixed-use development. A future development could include up to 50,200 square feet of residential space with a commercial component, or could take the form of a hotel or office building. Before the structures can be demolished, multiple commercial-retail tenants, in addition to possibly multiple residential tenants, must vacant the properties.
Brooklyn-based Zephyr Construction Management has filed applications for a five-story, 16-unit residential building at 364 Harman Street, in Bushwick, located three blocks from the Knickerbocker Avenue stop on the M train. The structure will encompass 15,845 square feet, and its residential units should average 686 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Amenities listed in the Schedule A include an eight-car parking lot behind the building, a bicycle storage room, a lobby with a recreation room, and a rooftop terrace. Greenwich Village-based De-Jan Lu is the architect of record. The 48-foot-wide site is currently occupied by a two-story townhouse. Demolition permits were filed for it in November.
Nissan Cohen, doing business as an anonymous Bronx-based LLC, has filed applications for a three-story, two-unit mixed-use building at 2160 Powell Avenue, in Unionport, located five blocks south of the Castle Hill Avenue stop on the 6 train. The structure, to rise on a triangular plot bound by Powell Avenue and the Cross Bronx Expressway, will measure 4,985 square feet. The first two floors will host 3,197 square feet of commercial-retail space, and the top floor will contain two apartments, averaging 894 square feet apiece. Queens-based Gerald J. Caliendo is the architect of record. The 3,271-square-foot lot is currently vacant.
Last month, YIMBY reported on new office space in the works for 187 Cook Street in East Williamsburg. Now, we have the first rendering of the development, which will rise between Bushwick Avenue and White Street.
Perhaps you’ve noticed or heard about the new public Wi-Fi kiosks being installed around the city, often replacing payphones? Well, they’re called Links (the operation is LinkNYC) and the plan is for many many more. Before they are installed in historic districts, the Landmarks Preservation Commission must rule, and a public hearing on the issue was held Tuesday.