For the past few years, Brooklyn-based landlord Todd Parjonas has been converting the two-story, 12,150-square-foot manufacturing building at 196 Fourth Avenue, between Sackett and Degraw streets in Gowanus, into a commercial-retail or office property. Commercial Observer now reports the Veterinary Emergency & Referral Group, a 24-hour animal hospital, has leased the entire building for the next 15 years, taking both the ground and second floors. The tenant expects to move into the repurposed property later this year, once it builds out its office space. Michael D. Just’s Brooklyn-based Just Architecture is the architect of record.
Property owner Xin Ling Huang has filed applications for a three-story, three-unit residential building at 2615 East 27th Street, in southern Sheepshead Bay, located three blocks north of the waterfront. The structure will measure 3,654 square feet in total and its full-floor residential units should average a spacious 1,197 square feet apiece, which means they will probably be condominiums. The project will also include a 300-square-foot garage for two automobiles. Flushing-based Thomas Tung PE is the applicant of record. The 40-foot-wide lot is currently occupied by one-and-a-half-story house and demolition permits have not yet been filed to knock it down.
Xue H. Huang, head of Corona-based First Red Apple Realty, has filed applications for a seven-story, 32-unit residential building at 41-97 Parsons Boulevard, on the western end of East Flushing, located five blocks from Downtown Flushing’s Main Street. Initial new building applications were filed in March of 2014, but follow-up documents were not submitted until recently. The new building would encompass 37,087 square feet and its residential units should average a rental-sized 736 square feet apiece. There will also be space in the cellar for a medical office. According to the Schedule A, amenities include 16-car parking and 16 bike storage spaces in the cellar and a recreational area on the ground floor. Flushing-based Raymond Chan is the architect of record. The site’s former two-story house was demolished in October of last year.
Queens-based property owner Yun Lee has filed applications for two three-story, three-unit residential buildings at 25-30 – 25-32 22nd Street, in western Astoria, located eight blocks west of the Astoria Boulevard stop on the N and Q trains. The two buildings will measure 2,491 and 2,641 square feet respectively, and the entire development will boast 5,391 square feet of residential space. That works out to average units measuring 899 square feet apiece, the majority of which will be full-floor apartments. Long Island-based Gad Ashoori is the applicant of record. Demolition permits were filed in October to remove an existing two-story house and a single-story garage.
Last September, Blumenfeld Development Group received all the approvals needed to convert the five-story commercial property at 41 Great Jones Street, in NoHo, into a six-story, three-unit residential building. Construction was supposed to start that November, but work never kicked off and now the 14,431-square-foot property is on the market for $21 million, Curbed NY reported. The conversion project was designed by Morris Adjmi Architects and will more than likely be carried out if a new developer acquires the building. As currently planned, the existing building would be expanded by a single story to total 16,395 square feet. There would be two duplexes and a triplex unit, each averaging a very spacious 4,444 square feet.