Jamaica-based property owner Nathan Somehk has filed applications for three two-story, two-family houses at 257-37 – 257-43 147th Drive, in southern Rosedale, located roughly a mile from the neighborhood’s Long Island Rail Road station. Each of them will 3,599 square feet, and their full-floor residential units should average a family-sized 1,197 square feet apiece. All three structures will feature a laundry room in the cellar as well as two off-street automobile parking spots. Queens-based Gerald J. Caliendo is the applicant of record. The 120-foot-wide lot is currently occupied by a one-and-a-half-story house. Demolition permits were filed in February.
Longtime music venue The Living Room shut its doors at 134 Metropolitan Avenue a few months ago, and now the landlord is planning to expand the building and add apartments.
A nonprofit that operates supportive housing wants to expand its facilities in Crown Heights, but it will have to do more work on the plan. Last Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission did not approve plans for the Institute for Community Living’s campus at 839 St. Marks Avenue, on the corner of Brooklyn Avenue in the Crown Heights North Historic District.
The Bluestone Group, a real estate investment firm based near City Hall, plans to build a four-story residential project at 239 Marcus Garvey Boulevard, between Lexington and Greene avenues. They filed new building applications for a six-unit building on the 40-foot-wide lot.
The car company BMW is planning to convert the single-story, 23,000-square-foot warehouse at 29 Norman Avenue, in southern Greenpoint, located five blocks from the Nassau Avenue stop on the G train, into a multi-use commercial building. According to Bedford+Bowery, the property will feature a design studio for MINI (a car brand owned by BMW), a restaurant, creative office space, open public work space, and a gallery. The schedule A also includes an outdoor garden, and the property will reportedly host community events and performances. The conversion is being designed by Brooklyn-based nARCHITECTS. The building is being dubbed A/D/O, which stands for Amalgamated Drawing Office, and a targeted completion date has not been revealed.