Over the summer of 2015, YIMBY revealed renderings of New Empire Real Estate’s planned high-rise residential tower at 131 East 47th Street, in Midtown East, and now new building applications have been filed with the Department of Buildings. The new 122-unit building will encompass 173,059 square feet and will rise 49 stories, or 581 feet, above street level. Beginning on the second story, there will be three residential units per floor through floor 12 and floors 14 through 35, then two units per floor on floors 37 through 47. The 48th floor will contain a full-floor penthouse, and floors 13, 36, and 49 will contain mechanical equipment.
Queens-based property owner Bryan Tavarez has filed applications for four three-story, two-unit residential buildings at 85-39 – 85-47 Lefferts Boulevard, in Richmond Hill, located three blocks from the 121st Street stop on the J/Z trains. From north to south, two of the houses will measure 2,835 square feet each and will contain a single unit across the basement and the second levels with the second unit will taking up the third level. The third and fourth houses will measure 1,750 and 2,640 square feet respectively. The smaller building will have a similar layout to the buildings to the north. The larger one will feature a 293-square-foot doctors office on the first level and full-floor units on the next two floors. Fresh Meadows-based King David Architecture is the architect of record. The site is currently occupied by a two-and-a-half-story house, and demolition permits were filed in February.
An anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC has been filing applications since January of 2014 for a four-story, three-unit mixed-use building at 1776 Broadway, and a three-story, two-unit residential building at 483 Marion Street, in Ocean Hill, located directly below the Chauncey Street stop on the J/Z trains. The new buildings will measure 6,201 and 3,205 square feet each, respectively, and the larger building will feature 1,240 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. Across both buildings, there will be 6,124 square feet of residential space, which means the apartments should average a spacious 1,225 square feet apiece. The units could be new-construction family-sized condominiums, which would be unprecedented in this part of Brooklyn for this building cycle. Douglas Pulaski’s Brooklyn-based Bricolage Designs is the architect of record. The 20-foot-wide, 3,342-square-foot lot is currently vacant.
Brooklyn-based property owner David Grunfeld has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 34 Belvedere Street, in western Bushwick, located three blocks from the Myrtle Avenue stop on the J/M/Z trains. The new structure will encompass 7,437 square feet and its residential units should average 661 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. One of the fourth-floor apartments will include space on the upper penthouse level. Rego Park-based Diego Aguilera is the architect of record. The 28-foot-wide, 2,444-square-foot lot is currently vacant.
An anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC has filed applications for a six-story, eight-unit mixed-use building at 1014 Banner Avenue, in Brighton Beach, located four blocks north of the Brighton Beach stop on the B/Q trains. The new structure will measure 13,252 square feet in total and will feature a 2,140-square-foot children’s daycare on the ground and cellar levels. The residential units, many of them duplexes, will begin on the second floor and should average 1,149 square feet apiece. There will be recreational amenity space on the second floor. Douglas Pulaski’s Brooklyn-based Bricolage Designs is the architect of record. The 30-foot-wide lot is currently occupied by a single-story house. Demolition permits have not yet been filed.