The city’s top housing officials spent Wednesday trading barbs with the City Council, defending sweeping changes to the zoning code that would allow taller buildings and smaller parking lots for affordable and senior housing projects.
After a little over a month and a few tweaks, the expansion of a former mansion in Brooklyn got the go-ahead from the Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday. The property in question is 105 8th Avenue, between President Street and Carroll Street in the Park Slope Historic District.
During a raucous and packed public meeting on Tuesday night, developer Avery Hall Investments laid out their plans for a seven-story apartment building with retail and a grocery store, which will replace a Key Food at 120 Fifth Avenue in Park Slope.
In the beginning of January 2015, YIMBY reported on applications for a seven-story, 41-key hotel at 88 Allen Street, on the Lower East Side, and now construction on the project is wrapping up. Bowery Boogie reports scaffolding has recently been removed from the structure, and it appears façade installation is nearing the finish line. The new building encompasses 20,200 square feet and hotel rooms should average 321 square feet apiece. There will also be an open rooftop bar on the seventh floor. Sun Sun Property Investment is the developer and AMA Architect is the architect of record. Opening can probably be expected in the next few months.
Chicago-based self-storage company LSC Development has filed applications for a four-story, 108,200-square-foot self-storage facility at 976 Cypress Avenue, in southern Ridgewood, located about two blocks from the Halsey Street stop on the L train. The planned structure will replace a single-story warehouse structure on the corner of Centre Street. The facility will have an accessory office space and will feature two loading berths. Long Island-based Frank Relf is the architect of record. Demolition permits were filed in January to remove the existing warehouse building.