Jamaica-based City Builders Development Corp. has filed applications for two three-story, two-unit residential buildings at 104-42 164th Street and 104-50 164th Street, located just south of downtown Jamaica. The townhouses will measure 3,600 square feet each and, across both structures, the residential units should average a family-sized 1,350 square feet apiece. Olabanji B. Awosika’s Jamaica-based architecture firm is the architect of record. Both 20-foot-wide, 2,000-square-foot lots, which are separated by three other lots, are currently vacant. The Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer stop on the E and J trains is six blocks away.
An LLC is proposing to convert the abandoned Bethesda Baptist Church at 162 Mercer Street, located within the Van Vorst Park section of downtown Jersey City, into 10 condominium units. The project would utilize the former house of worship and the attached three-story rectory. Exterior alterations would include changes to the windows and roofs.
Foundation work appears to be complete where a 22-story, 252-unit mixed-use building is under development at 416 Kent Avenue, in Williamsburg near the East River. The site can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. The tower will be connected by a common base with two other 22-story residential towers, located next door at 420 Kent Avenue. That site was cleared of commercial low-rises earlier this year.
A formerly abandoned house at 860 Macon Street in northern Bedford-Stuyvesant is getting a dramatic upgrade and expansion, and YIMBY has a rendering of what’s in store.
SIR Chelsea LLC, a joint venture of hoteliers Richard Born, Ira Drukier, and Sean MacPherson, has closed for $250 million on the purchase of the 12-story, 58-unit mixed-use building known as Hotel Chelsea, at 222 West 23rd Street, in Chelsea. The new owners plan to redevelop the property into a boutique hotel and condominium units, The Real Deal reported. BD Hotels will serve as the developer and hotel manager. Completion is expected by 2018. The property is an individual landmark and has gone through years of redevelopment attempts.