Construction is wrapping up on the two-story, 3,080-square-foot commercial-retail building under development at 76 East Houston Street, on the corner of Elisabeth Street in NoHo. A photo of the new building, which was just a single story above street level in February of 2015, can be seen in a Bowery Boogie update. The structure will host 2,928 square feet of commercial-retail space, according to the latest building permits. The ground floor will contain a 775-square-foot unit and the second floor will have a 680-square-foot unit, according to the aforementioned update. Amenities include a rooftop recreational area and storage space. Goldman Properties is the developer and TriBeCa-based Gary H. Silver Architects is the architect of record. Occupancy can probably be expected in the next few months.
Staten Island-based EJM Development has filed applications for two three-story, two-family houses at 223-227 Collfield Avenue, in Westerleigh, located along Staten Island’s North Shore. Each will measure 4,130 square feet and the units will boast family-sized configurations. There will be one apartment located on each ground floor, followed by another apartment spanning each second and third floor. In addition, each house will feature a 275-square-foot, single-car garage. Emanuel Lo Bue’s Staten Island-based architectural firm Lo Bau Valenziano is the architect of record. The 100-foot-wide, 10,000-square-foot property was occupied by a single-story house until it was demolished last month. The lot has already been subdivided into two 50-foot-wide tax lots.
Queens-based property owner Mohammed K. Assim has filed applications for a three-story, two-unit residential building at 97-16 124th Street, in Richmond Hill. The structure will measure a relatively large 5,972 square feet. One of the units will span across the ground and second floors, followed by the second unit on the third floor. Based on the amount of residential space the property will have, units with family-sized configurations are surely in the works. Jose A. Velasquez’s South Ozone Park-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 40-foot-wide, 4,570-square-foot lot is currently occupied by a two-and-a-half-story, wood-frame building. Demolition permits haven’t been filed. The Lefferts Boulevard Station on the A train is seven blocks away. YIMBY reported on filings for a similar project at the site in 2014, but those plans have since been withdrawn.
Property owner Juan Calderon has filed applications for a three-story, two-unit mixed-use building at 136 Jamaica Avenue, in the Cypress Hills section of East New York. The structure will measure 6,593 square feet. The ground floor will host 1,774 square feet of commercial-retail and 488 square feet of medical offices. There will be two full-floor residential units, averaging 1,035 square feet apiece, on the floors above. In addition, a two-car parking garage will be located in the cellar. Qiang Su’s Chinatown-based Su Architect is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,306-square-foot property is currently vacant. The Alabama Avenue stop on the J/Z trains is five blocks away.
Innovo Property Group and Westbrook Parters have acquired, for $195 million, the seven-story, 640,000-square-foot office-industrial building at 24-02 49th Avenue, in southern Long Island City. The purchase was financed with a $136 million mortgage, Commercial Observer reported. The building is nearly completely leased, with the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) occupying 480,000 square feet across five floors. The new owners plan to not renew NYCHA’s lease, which expires in 2020. The plan is to renovate the property to include modern and creative office space. The property is right across the street from the Hunters Point Avenue station on the 7 train and the Long Island Rail Road.