Since rising above street level in March of 2016, the 23-story, 120-unit mixed-use project under development at 56 Fulton Street, on the corner of Cliff Street in the Financial District, has grown to 10 stories. The construction progress can be seen thanks to a photo taken by Tectonic. The 128,540-square-foot tower will eventually host 5,865 square feet of ground-floor retail space and 120 rental apartments, ranging from 450-square-foot studios to 1,250-square-foot two-bedrooms. Twenty percent of them, or 24 units, will rent at below-market rates through the housing lottery. Amenities include storage for 61 bikes, a fitness center, laundry facilities, a lounge, a dining room for events, a game room, and an outdoor terrace on the 23rd floor. The Parkland Group and Socius Development Group are the developers. Goldstein, Hill & West Architects is the design architect, with Andrés Escobar designing the interiors. Completion can probably be expected in early 2017.
Bronx-based Maurice Realty Inc. has filed applications for a three-story, 5,397-square-foot medical office building at 1604 Williamsbridge Road, in the East Bronx’s Morris Park section. The structure will host 4,700 square feet of medical space on all three levels, in addition to accessory storage space in the cellar. Gino Longo’s College Point-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 3,978-square-foot property, located at the corner of Pierce Avenue, is vacant. The Westchester Square-East Tremont Avenue stop on the 6 train is 10 blocks southeast.
Queens-based Samiara & Max Holding has filed applications for two three-story, two-family buildings at 170-17 – 170-19 105th Avenue, located on the corner of 171st Street in Jamaica (just east of its downtown). The new buildings will measure 3,358 square feet and 3,322 square feet respectively. Across both, the residential units should average a family-sized 1,202 square feet apiece. In each structure, there will be one unit on the ground floor, followed by another on the second and third floors. Amenities include a rooftop recreation area atop the buildings, a total of three off-street parking spots (two enclosed), and storage space in the cellar. Bakhtiar Shamloo’s Kew Gardens-based Tabriz Design Group is the architect of record. The 5,000-square-foot corner lot is occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits were filed in April.
Esther Y. Krausz, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, three-unit residential building at 228 Spencer Street, in western Bedford-Stuyvesant. The structure will measure 7,514 square feet and its residential units should average 2,287 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. One unit will span the ground and second floors, followed by a single unit on each of the third and fourth floors. Genaro Urueta’s Maspeth-based Studio Gallos is the architect of record. The 35-foot-wide, 3,517-square-foot assemblage consists of two two-story townhouses (one at 228 Spencer Street and the other at 226 1/2 Spencer Street). Demolition permits were filed in May. The site is three blocks from the Bedford-Nostrand Avenues stop on the G train.
Jamaica-based Phoenix Home Realty has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 725 Lafayette Avenue, in the heart of Bedford-Stuyvesant. The structure will measure 6,974 square feet and its residential units should average 714 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. There will be two apartments per floor on the first three levels, followed by a full-floor apartment on the fourth. Laundry facilities will be located in the cellar. Briarwood-based Gerald J. Caliendo is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot property is currently occupied by a two-story, single-family townhouse. Demolition permits haven’t been filed. The Bedford-Nostrand Avenues stop on the G train is three blocks away.