This past December, the city launched a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the commercial development site at 2325 Third Avenue, in East Harlem. The plot is part of the mixed-use mega-development E125 that will turn two blocks, the ones bound by East 125th and 127th streets and Second and Third avenues, into roughly 1,000 residential units, up to 700,000 square feet of commercial space, and at least 30,000 square feet of community facilities. The Real Deal reports property owner Park-It Management is filings applications to move forward with another piece of the project at 213 East 125th Street. The existing two-story, nearly 20,000-square-foot commercial property will be expanded into a 14-story, 80-unit mixed-use building. The 96,539-square-foot structure will include 19,211 square feet of commercial-retail on the ground and second floors, and 6,212 square feet of community space on third floor. The apartment units should average 889 square feet apiece. SRA Architecture + Engineering will be designing.
Charles McInnis, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for two three-story, two-family residential buildings at 176-180 Beach 127th Street, in Belle Harbor, located on Queens’s Rockaway Peninsula. Both buildings will measure 3,000 square feet apiece, and in each structure, there will be one apartment on the ground floor and a second unit across the second and third floors. If the residential space is divvied up as such, there should be two 1,000-square-foot and two 2,000-square-foot units. Norman C. Lok’s Middle Village-based architecture firm is the applicant of record. Back in November, the site’s former dilapidated and Hurricane Sandy-ravaged two-and-a-half-story house was demolished.
TNE Buildings has filed applications for a three-story, three-unit residential building at 31-15 86th Street, in Jackson Heights, located one mile north of the 82nd Street-Jackson Heights stop on the 7 train. The new building will measure 3,448 square feet and the full-floor residential units should average 862 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Pirooz Soltanizadeh’s Jamaica-based Royal Engineering is the applicant of record. The irregularly-shaped 3,383-square-foot plot of land is currently occupied by a single-story rowhouse. Demolition permits have not yet been filed.
BLDG Management has acquired the three properties spanning 211-215 East 38th Street, in Midtown East, for $36.7 million, which reportedly completes a development assemblage that also includes the two buildings at 203-209 East 38th Street. The developer plans to demolish the entire assemblage to make way for a new residential tower with ground-floor retail space, according to The Real Deal. The site measures 17,944 square feet, which means it can accommodate up to 179,440 square feet of development potential. Other details, including the architect have not been disclosed. What must first be demolished is a two-story brick structure, three four- to five-story tenement buildings, and a five-story parking garage.
Somerset Partners is renovating the single-story commercial building at 2430 Third Avenue, on the corner of East 134th Street in Mott Haven, into a coffee shop. According to DNAinfo (h/t Curbed NY), the NYC-based coffee chain Filtered Coffee, co-owned by Karen Paul and Aaron Baird, will operate the new café. Both the interior and exteriors of the structure are being renovated and repurposed. New entrances are being added in addition to a skylight, per the latest filing with the Department of Buildings. Vladimir Constant’s NoMad-based The Hudson Group is the applicant of record, although Barcelona-based Alonso Balaguer is designing the project. The shop’s grand opening is scheduled for April 2.