Property owner Guido Passarelli, doing business as an anonymous Syosset, N.Y.-based LLC, has filed applications for a suburban-esque three-story, 197,333-square-foot commercial-retail building at 165 Bricktown Way, in Charleston, located along Staten Island’s West Shore. The new building will contain retail space on the ground floor, followed by a movie theater on the second floor and an upper mezzanine level. The movie theater will be equipped with a concession stand, a bar/lounge, and offices. It’s unclear how many screens the movie theater will have, or who will run it. Philadelphia-based JKRP Architects is the architect of record. The site measures a whopping 479,290 square feet and is currently vacant.
Staten Island-based Foster Development has filed applications for three three-story, single-family houses at 121-125 Hendricks Avenue, in St. George, located along Staten Island’s North Shore. Two of the houses will measure 2,050 square feet and the last will measure 1,946 square feet, which means the project will probably be geared towards families. There will be a total of six off-street parking spaces, one of which will be housed in a small garage. Joseph M. Morace’s Staten Island-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 75-foot-wide, 7,500-square-foot property is currently vacant.
The rebuilding of the World Trade Center took a big step forward Thursday morning. Officials unveiled the design for the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center. It was also announced that Barbra Streisand will chair the new center.
Hotel developers have their eyes on a busy corridor in the Bronx, with new plans filed for a five-story building at 1996 Webster Avenue. That’s near the corner of Alden Place, in the borough’s Mount Hope section.
Congregation Shaare Zedek has partnered with developer Ornstein Leyton Company for a mixed-use project on the site of the congregation’s three-story synagogue at 212 West 93rd Street, on the Upper West Side. The congregation is having financial troubles and has concluded the only way to prevent it from dissolving is to sell the property to a developer, DNAinfo reported. Preliminary plans call for a 14-story building that would contain a new synagogue on the lower three floors, followed by residential units on the upper floors. No new building applications have been filed with the Buildings Department. The congregation has stated that it’s not feasible to expand the existing structure or retain the façade for a new building. The synagogue is not landmarked and can be demolished as-of-right.