5 Freer Street

Request for Proposals Issued for Mixed-Use Development Site at 5 Freer Street, Lynbrook

The Lynbrook Village Board has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for the site of the two-story Capri motel at 5 Freer Street. That’s in Nassau County on Long Island. The development goals at the site aren’t specific, but are said to mirror the village’s current downtown development vision of building more commercial space and rental apartments, according to the LI Herald. The village is also proposing to de-map Roxy Place and allow it to be built on, which would add 5,900 square feet to the development plot. The RFP requires potential developers to negotiate with the hotel’s property owner, Apple Core Hotels. Proposals are due August 31. The site is located six blocks from the nearest Long Island Rail Road station.


633 Mead Street

Three-Story, Two-Duplex-Unit Townhouse Planned at 633 Mead Street, Van Nest

Property owner Imran Iqbal has filed applications for a three-story, two-unit residential building at 633 Mead Street, located in the Van Nest section of the East Bronx. The structure will measure 3,489 square feet and the apartments should average 1,333.5 square feet apiece, indicative of family-sized configurations. They will be duplexes, with one unit located on the ground floor and part of the second, while the second will take up the rest of the second floor and the entire third. Amenities include two off-street parking spots and storage space in the cellar. Kenneth A. Koon’s Bronx-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot plot is vacant. The East 180th Street stop on the 2 and 5 trains is located eight blocks away.


164-39 75th Road

Two Two-Story, Two-Family Houses Coming to 164-39 75th Road, Hillcrest, Queens

TNE Building has filed applications for two two-story, two-family houses at 164-39 – 164-43 75th Road, in Hillcrest, located in Queens between the commercial centers of Flushing and Jamaica. The buildings will measure 2,970 square feet and 2,947 square feet each. Across both, the full-floor apartments should average 986 square feet apiece. Each structure will also come with two off-street parking spots, one of which will be located in a single-story garage. Pirooz Soltanizadeh’s Jamaica-based Royal Engineering is the architect of record. Jacob Ashkenazie is the property owner. The 60-foot-wide site is currently occupied by a one-and-a-half-story house. Demolition permits were filed in March.


111 Montgomery Street, rendering by Karl Fischer

Developer Acquires Site of 12-Story, 162-Unit Residential Project at 109 Montgomery Street, Crown Heights

The 21,906-square-foot development site at 109 Montgomery Street, in southwestern Crown Heights, has recently changed hands for $24.5 million. Cornell Realty is likely the new owner, according to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. The site has been approved for a 12-story, 162-unit residential building, which YIMBY revealed renderings of back in October of 2015. The latest permits indicate the building will encompass 168,236 square feet. If the new owner builds the current plans, the residential units, ranging from studios to three-bedrooms, should average 814 square feet apiece. Amenities include a 71-car underground garage, a pet spa, private residential storage, storage for 81 bikes, outdoor terraces on the ground, second, and rooftop levels, and a fitness center. Karl Fischer is the architect. Demolition permits indicate crews will begin to raze the existing single-story warehouse imminently. The site is located five blocks south of the Franklin Avenue stop on the 2/3 and 4/5 trains and Franklin Avenue Shuttle.


Central Park Tower

Renderings Surface for Central Park Tower, 217 West 57th Street

YIMBY has chronicled the evolution of 217 West 57th Street, aka Nordstrom Tower and officially dubbed Central Park Tower, since it was clearing hurdles for the approval of its cantilever. Now that the building has begun rising, renderings from Extell have finally started leaking online, this time courtesy of EB-5 materials that surfaced on the YIMBY forums. The images show the tower is identical to renderings created in-house by YIMBY previously, and while they confirm the supertall has lost its spire, it will still become the tallest building by roof height on the continent, reaching 1,550 feet tall, and having a marketing floor count of 131.

Read More