The city is resurrecting a century-old proposal to deck over the active Sunnyside Yards in Queens and develop new housing, retail, and schools on top of it. The New York City Economic Development Corporation released a study this week examining whether the project is feasible and just how much it’ll cost.
Brooklyn-based Loketch Group has filed applications for an 11-story, 58,662-square-foot mixed-use commercial building at 18 Spencer Street, located in northwestern Bedford-Stuyvesant. There will be 12,313 square feet of office space across the third through fifth floors, followed by 20,696 square feet of medical office space on the sixth through 11th floors. An 80-vehicle parking garage will take up two below-grade floors as well as the first two above-grade floors. Queens-based NY Building Associates Inc. is the applicant of record. The 7,000-square-foot plot enclosed by a single-story gate, which must first be demolished.
An anonymous Financial District-based LLC has filed applications for twin three-story, two-family residential buildings at 46-12 – 46-16 162nd Street, in East Flushing. The buildings will measure 4,010 square feet each. Across both, the apartments should average a family-sized 1,472 square feet apiece. Dezhang Fang’s Flushing-based firm is the architect of record. The 6,000-square-foot plot is occupied by a one-and-a-half-story house. Demolition permits were filed in December.
Essex County, N.J.-based LN Signature Realty is planning a five-story, 24-unit residential building at 144 Bergen Avenue, located in the Greenville section of southern Jersey City. The project will include 19 parking spaces, Jersey Digs reported. The city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment granted multiple variances for the project in 2016, one of which allowed for more apartments to be built than allowed under current regulations. The site is currently vacant. A construction timeline has not been revealed.
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration has selected Jonathan Rose Companies and L+M Development Partners to develop a multi-building, affordable mixed-use project at 1691 Madison Avenue, located on most of the block bound by Park and Madison avenues and East 111th and 112th streets in East Harlem.