Haim Levy’s Jamaica-based Phoenix Home Realty Inc. has filed applications for a four-story, four-unit residential building at 526 Kosciuszko Street, in Bedford-Stuyvesant, located two blocks west of the Kosciuszko Street stop on the J train. The new 4,520 square-foot building will rise on a vacant 20-foot-wide lot and will boast full-floor apartment units averaging 1,087 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. The same developer is also expanding the adjacent three-story townhouse at 528 Kosciuszko Street. That building will be expanded to 3,692 square feet (a growth of 374 square feet) and will contain three full-floor residential units. Apartments at 528 Kosciuszko will average 1,231 square feet apiece. Queens-based Gerald Caliendo is the architect of record.
Full renderings have been revealed of the planned three-story, 25,000-square-foot Medical Arts Pavilion at 455 East Bay Drive in Long Beach. That’s in southern Nassau County on Long Island. It will serve as the replacement to the former Long Beach Medical Center complex. In 2012, the 142-bed facility suffered from significant flood damage and was soon abandoned. After years of discussing how to rebuild the facility, LI Herald now reports South Nassau Communities Hospital is moving forward to build an emergency department that will not operate like its full-service hospital predecessor. The pavilion will, however, operate 24 hours a day and will feature standard emergency department capabilities and equipment. The existing complex’s main and west buildings will be gut-renovated and could potentially get a third-floor expansion. The structure will also have to be elevated to 23 feet above sea level to meet Federal Emergency Management Agency height requirements.
Brooklyn-based property owner Solomon Kubitchek has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 81 Starr Street, in western Bushwick, located five blocks from the Central Avenue stop on the M train. The project will total 7,639 square feet and its residential units will average 682 square feet apiece, indicative of rentals. There will be two apartments on each floor. Lower Manhattan-based Jeffrey Kamen is the applicant of record. The 25-foot-wide lot is currently occupied by a single-story warehouse structure. Demolition permits have not yet been filed.
In August of 2014, YIMBY reported on applications for an 11-story, 56-unit residential building at 11-51 47th Avenue (a.k.a. 13-33 Jackson Avenue), in the Hunters Point section of Long Island City, located directly above the 21st Street – Van Alst Avenue stop on the G train. Then last December, YIMBY reported that excavation was imminent following the demolition of the site’s former two-story warehouse. Now, the New York Times has the latest details on the Fogarty Finger-designed project, which will be clad in exposed concrete and industrial-esque windows. We also have a few words from Chris Fogarty himself, Director of Fogarty Finger.
Back in the summer of 2013, construction restarted on the long-stalled seven-story, 20-unit mixed-use project at 324 Grand Street, on the Lower East Side, and now Bowery Boogie reports the building is finally nearing completion. It measures 38,808 square feet in total and includes 3,718 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The apartments above should average 685 square feet apiece, indicative of rentals. James Cheng’s Flushing-based Urban Architectural Design is the architect of record, and George Lee, doing business as an anonymous Flushing-based LLC, is the developer. Construction has also since wrapped up on the six-story, five-unit mixed-use building at 328 Grand Street. That building measures 10,935 square feet and includes 1,269 square feet of ground-floor retail. The full-floor units above will be condos and average 1,084 square feet each. CTM Properties developed the property and Lam & Lam Engineering is the architect of record. Occupancy for both projects is probable over the next few months.