Property owner Kole Popaj has filed applications for two three-story, four-unit residential buildings at 513-515 Van Nest Avenue, in the Van Nest section of the Bronx, located three blocks from the East 180th Street stop on the 2 and 5 trains. The buildings will measure 4,270 and 4,005 square feet, respectively, and the residential space in both structures will total 6,207 square feet. That means units across the development will average 776 square feet, which is indicative of rentals. Pelham, N.Y.-based Fred Geremia Architects & Planners is the applicant of record. The existing two-story house was filed for demolition last summer.
Guy Altberg, doing business as an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, two-unit residential building at 116 West 127th Street, in Harlem, located two blocks north of the 125th Street stop on the 2 and 3 trains. The 5,420 square-foot structure would rise on a vacant 17-foot-wide lot and will include 4,622 square feet of residential space. One residential unit will occupy the basement and first floors, and the second units will span the second, third, and penthouse levels. Suresh Manchanda’s Flushing-based L&C Associates is the applicant of record.
Tina Silvestri, doing business as a Queens-based LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 102-49 43rd Avenue, in North Corona, located four blocks from the 103rd Street- Corona Plaza stop on the 7 train. The project will measure 7,772 square feet in total, 6,153 square feet of which includes residential space, which means units will average 769 square feet apiece. Great Neck-based Frank Petruso is the architect of record. An existing 2.5-story structure must first be demolished.
Almost a year ago, YIMBY reported on applications for a seven-story, 23-unit mixed-use building at 109-15 72nd Road, in Forest Hills, and now DNAinfo has a rendering of the project. The building will measure 36,248 square feet in its entirety, with 22,192 square feet designated for residential space and 5,033 square feet for ground-floor retail. The apartment units will come in one-, two-, and three-bedroom configurations and will average 965 square feet apiece. Chuan Shu Wang is the developer and Flushing-based Tan Architect is designing the project. The existing 2.5-story building has been demolished and completion is expected later this year.
Last summer, News Corp. and 21st Century Fox signed a letter of intent to lease 1.3 million square feet in the Bjarke Ingels Group-designed 2 World Trade Center (a.k.a. 200 Greenwich Street), in the Financial District. It was never a contract that bounded the media companies to the space, and last week they decided not to make the move, Bloomberg Business reported. The two businesses will extend their leases through 2025 at their current headquarters at 1211 Sixth Avenue and 1185 Sixth Avenue, in Midtown. The fate of both Bjarke Ingels’ latest design and Norman Foster’s original design are unknown. The foundation for Foster’s tower, a 2.8-million square-foot, 80-story office building, has already been already built.