It’s been a busy few days in the Bronx for the Department of Buildings, and the surge in new building applications across the borough probably has something to do with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new plan to resurrect the 421-a tax break. A non-profit working to end homelessness has filed plans for a 13-story supportive housing project at 2865 Creston Avenue, in the northwestern Bronx neighborhood of Bedford Park.
A rendering and schematic drawings have been revealed of the eight-story, 16-unit mixed-use building planned at 21-10 44th Drive, in the Court Square section of Long Island City. Excavation work is also underway, according to an update by The Court Square Blog. The latest buildings permits — YIMBY first brought you news of them in March of 2015 — describe a 22,328-square-foot structure. It will have 2,710 square feet of ground-floor retail space, followed by residential units, averaging 1,018 square feet apiece, on the floors above. The apartments will be accommodated by storage for 11 bikes and a “recreational room” in the cellar. Kora Developers is behind the project and Igor Zaslavskiy’s Brooklyn-based Zproekt is the architect of record. Completion is anticipated in the fall of 2018.
The Hackensack Department of Building, Housing, and Land Use has launched a request for proposals (RFP) for a mixed-use site at the municipal parking lot known as Lot “C,” in the city’s downtown. The site is bound by Midtown Bridge Street, Midtown Place, and Salem Street Extension. Plans for the site were approved in 2014, NorthJersey.com reported. The project must include between 240 and 440 residential units, and the apartments must measure greater than 500 square feet apiece. The development can rise as high as 14 stories, contain a maximum of 25,000 square feet of retail, and another 25,000 square feet of commercial space for a hotel or offices. A parking garage is also required and the number of spaces depends on the project’s exact composition. Conceptual designs have been created by DMR Architects. Proposals are due on November 18. Hackensack is the county seat of Bergen County, the most populous in the state.
Brooklyn-based property owner Richard Napolitano has filed applications for a three-story, six-unit residential building at 1737 81st Street, in southern Bensonhurst. It will measure 7,072 square feet and its residential units should average 884 square feet apiece. It’s unclear whether the units will be rental apartments or condominiums, but the project will include five off-street parking spaces. Douglas Pulaski’s Brooklyn-based Bricolage Designs is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide, 4,617-square-foot property is currently occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits were filed in March. The 79th Street stop on the D train is three blocks away.
A pair of 12-story affordable rental buildings are coming to two blocks in Mount Hope, in the central Bronx. Developer Thorobird Companies is planning to construct the two buildings at 225 East 179th Street and 220 East 178th Street, a block apart between Anthony Avenue and Grand Concourse.