An anonymous LLC, based in Valley Stream, N.Y., has acquired the 6,800-square-foot development site at 21 Powers Street, located in the heart of Williamsburg, from Slate Property Group for $5.75 million, the sale’s broker announced Monday. Planned is a four-story, 10-unit residential project, of which YIMBY revealed a rendering roughly a year ago. The latest building applications indicate it will encompass 19,041 square feet. The residential units, which will be condominiums, should average 1,344 square feet apiece. Amenities include a four-car parking garage, laundry facilities, private residential storage space, a fitness center, and a rooftop terrace. Meshberg Group is the design architect, while Grasso Menziuso Architects is serving as the executive architect. Completion is expected in 2017, although a single-story warehouse must first be demolished. The Lorimer Street/Metrpolitan Avenue stop on the G and L trains is located three blocks north.
Manhattan-based Maxwell-Kates has proposed to build a six-story, 68-unit residential project at 93 Monroe Avenue, in St. George, located on Staten Island’s North Shore. The developer is seeking a zoning variance from the Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA), DNAinfo reported. The proposal includes roughly double the number of residential units permitted under current zoning and would rise 20 feet above the height cap. The block-thru assemblage consists of four single- and two-story houses. Neither new building applications nor demolition permits have been filed. The lots were acquired for an undisclosed amount in 2015. Staten Island Borough President James Oddo is publicly urging the BSA to reject granting a the variance.
A year ago, the New York Post reported that Icon Realty had begun demolishing several tenements on Second Avenue between East 80th and 81st streets. Now, the developer has filed new building applications for a 30-story tower on the corner site, which will be known as 301 East 80th Street.
A 19th century home on the Upper West Side is on its way into the 21st Century. Last Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved modifications to the structure at 347 West End Avenue.
In March of last year, Cornell Realty filed plans for a 10-story apartment building at 924 Myrtle Avenue, in northern Bed-Stuy, across the street from New York City Housing Authority’s Tompkins Houses. Now, a new developer appears to be in charge, and applications have been filed for a much smaller project.