Brooklyn-based property owner Yong Lin has filed applications for a four-story, six-unit mixed-use building at 2173 65th Street, in Mapleton, located three blocks from the Bay Parkway stop on the N train. The structure will measure 4,417 square feet, and will include an 871-square-foot retail space on the ground floor. The residential units above should average a rental-sized 591 square feet apiece, and amenities will include a laundry located in the cellar. Benjamin B. Lam’s Queens-based Lam & Lam Engineering is the applicant of record. The 24-foot-wide, 2,400-square-foot lot is currently vacant. The site’s predecessor, a two-story house, was demolished back in 2006.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission, on Tuesday, issued a decision that paves the way for construction of Brooklyn’s new tallest tower, which will be located at 340 Flatbush Avenue Extension, on the same block as Junior’s.
Midtown South-based Louise Paris Ltd. has filed applications for a four-story, 42,786-square-foot mixed-use building at 2429 Jerome Avenue, in University Heights, located directly below the Fordham Road stop on the 4 train. The structure would feature 7,640 square feet of ground-floor retail space, as well as a 24,956-square-foot school. The ground floor will host the school’s lobby, followed by classrooms on the second through fourth floors, and a playground on the rooftop. Mansukhbhai Patel’s New Jersey-based Vista Engineering Corp. is the applicant of record. An assemblage of five buildings – two three-story structures and two single-story buildings – at 2421-2431 Jerome Avenue must first be demolished.
In January, news broke that New York University’s Langone Medical Center signed a lease for 55,000 square feet on three floors of the planned 14-story, 100-unit mixed-use project at 175 Delancey Street – Site 6 of the Essex Crossing mega-development – located on the Lower East Side. Now, construction is ongoing on the ground-floor of the building, The Lo-Down reports. This portion of the development will measure 177,950 square feet and will feature 100 senior housing units. In addition to the medical center, the project’s four-story base will include 6,000 square feet of retail, a 13,000-square-foot senior center with a coffee shop, a 24,000-square-foot education facility, and a 4,000-square-foot outdoor garden. Dattner Architects is behind the design, and Delancy Street Associates (L+M Development Partners, Taconic Investment Partners, and BFC Partners) is developing. Completion is expected in 2017.
Michael Kirchmann’s GDS Development is working to convert two SoHo buildings – five-story 25 Mercer Street and three-story 27 Mercer Street – into one condo project, dubbed 25 Mercer. Before residents move in, some of the spaces got a bit of an artistic touch.