Property owner Jacob Lefkowitz, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 306 Stockholm Street, in western Bushwick. It will measure 5,761 square feet and its residential units should average 683.5 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. There will be two apartments per floor, although the bottom two units will also span into the cellar and the top two units will feature outdoor space on the rooftop. Diego Aguilera’s Rego Park-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot lot is currently occupied by a two-story townhouse. Demolition permits were filed in June. The DeKalb Avenue stop on the L train is two blocks away.
The New York York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), with Staten Island Borough President James Oddo, has announced the master plan to redevelop the severely dilapidating Seaview Hospital complex at 460 Brielle Avenue, located in central Staten Island. The mixed-use redevelopment, dubbed Sea View Healthy Community, will include medical space, retail, residential units, and community facilities/public open space. Currently, the city is in the process of allocating funding for infrastructure improvements and upgrades. The NYCEDC is planning to launch the application processes, a formal Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI), for individual components of the redevelopment later this year. The campus sits within the New York City Farm Colony-Seaview Hospital Historic District, which means the Landmarks Preservation Commission must approve the design of all of project’s components. So far, the LPC has approved plans for a two-story Meals on Wheels building.
New building applications, initially submitted to the Buildings Department in 2012, have been updated for a six-story, 30-unit mixed-use building at 912 Broadway, located at the corner of Stockton Street in northern Bedford-Stuyvesant. The project will rise 92 feet in height and encompass 108,577 square feet. There will be 54,558 square feet of commercial-retail space across the cellar, ground, and second floors. The residential units, averaging 947 square feet apiece, will be located on the fourth through sixth floors. Amenities include storage for 15 bikes and multiple indoor and outdoor “recreational areas” on the fourth floor. No parking is included. Lawrence H. Pinner’s Great Neck, N.Y.-based Pinner Architecture is the architect of record. The 21,125-square-foot development site is vacant. The Myrtle Avenue stop on the J, M, and Z trains is a stone’s throw away.
While most of YIMBY’s recent supertall coverage has focused on the 57th Street corridor projects like 220 Central Park South (nearly supertall) and 217 West 57th Street (Central Park Tower), there’s also a commercial supertall set to shine over Midtown, and it’s getting closer to beginning its ascent.
In February, Politico New York reported that a judge would allow Staten Island Borough President James Oddo to choose street names that signified greed and deception for a new development on the site of the former Mount Manresa Jesuit Retreat, next to the approach for the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Now, the builders have filed plans for their sprawling townhouse project on Cupidity Drive, Avidita Place, and Fouberie Lane.