Applications for a 15-story, 68-key hotel have been filed at 149-21 Archer Avenue (a.k.a. 92-18 150th Street) in Downtown Jamaica. The structure will encompass 39,084 square feet. Hotel rooms, averaging roughly 250 square feet apiece, will be located on the second through 15th stories, while a lobby will take up the ground floor. Guest amenities include a 1,500-square-foot restaurant in the cellar level and a rooftop bar with a terrace. TCX Development released a rendering of the project earlier this year. Since the time of the release, the number of hotel rooms has shrunk by four. Forest Hills-based ARC Architecture + Design Studio is behind the architecture. The 4,018-square-foot corner lot was previously occupied by a single-story commercial building, which was demolished earlier this year. The site is located two blocks from the Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer Station on the E, J, and Z trains.
Staten Island-based Forest Side Properties has filed applications for a four-story, three-unit residential building at 730 Bay Street, in Clifton, along Staten Island’s North Shore. The structure will measure 4,729 square feet, which means its full-floor units should average a spacious 1,576 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. Amenities include five off-street parking spots and a roof deck. David L. Businelli’s Staten Island-based Studio 16 Architecture is the architect of record. The 68-foot-wide, 8,252-square-foot assemblage consists of a vacant 54-foot-wide lot and the 12-foot-wide property at 726 Bay street, currently occupied by a four-story house. Demolition permits haven’t yet been filed. The site is located three blocks north of the neighborhood’s Staten Island Railway station.
Flushing-based Applo Development Group has filed applications for four three-story, three-unit residential buildings at 42-02 – 42-10 164th Street, in Murray Hill, located to the east of Downtown Flushing. They will measure between 3,732 square feet and 3,748 square feet. Across the entire development, the full-floor residential units should average 891 square feet apiece, which could mean either homes or rental apartments are in the works. Each structure will feature a two-car garage. Michael Mastrogiacom’s Rye, N.Y.-based Mastrogiacomo Engineering is the applicant of record. The 7,923-square-foot site, located at the corner of Stanford Avenue, is currently occupied by two two-and-a-half-story houses. Demolition permits were filed in March.
Brooklyn-based New Green Holdings has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 111 Troutman Street, in western Bushwick. The structure will measure 7,592 square feet and its residential units should average 686 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. There will be two units per floor, with one of the ground floor units also containing space in the cellar level, and one of the fourth-floor apartments featuring space in a penthouse. Michael Avramides’ Midtown East-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot lot is currently occupied by a three-story townhouse. Demolition permits were filed in April. The site is located three blocks from the Myrtle Avenue stop on the J/M/Z trains.
Last week, the New York City Housing Authority launched a request for proposals (RFP) to develop a modern utilities system for the 28-building, 2,878-unit public housing complex called Red Hook Houses, in Red Hook. The proposed infrastructure upgrades are to include heat, hot water, electricity, and the systems of delivery for all three, according to DNAinfo. It would include two central plants, located on opposite ends of the complex at 592 Clinton Street and along Richards Street, in addition to 12 utility pods with generators. The new infrastructure is intended to disconnect Red Hook Houses from the electrical grid. That way, in the event of a black-out, the complex would be able to operate on its own. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is also chipping in $438,213,000 to repair damage from Hurricane Sandy. The money will be used to upgrade and renovate playgrounds, roofs, mechanical equipment, and a senior center, and contribute to the infrastructure project. Proposals are due in phases by July 22 and September 9. Kohn Pedersen Fox has already been tasked to design the project.