The area near Fordham University in the Bronx is poised to get a little more market-rate housing. Plans were filed earlier today to build an eight-story apartment building at 2180 Arthur Avenue in Belmont, in the northwestern part of the borough.
An anonymous Chelsea-based LLC has filed applications for a four-story, 89,078-square-foot commercial-warehouse at 1302 Edward L. Grant Highway, located on the corner of West 169th Street, in the West Bronx’s Tremont section. There will be warehouse space across two sub-cellar levels and four above-grade levels. Office space will be located on the second floor. There will also be three loading berths and three off-street parking spaces. Virginia-based Butz Wilbern LTD is the architect of record. The 21,156-square-foot plot is vacant. The 167th Street stop on the 4 train is three blocks away.
Brooklyn-based property owner Angle Martinez has filed applications for a three-story, 3,956-square-foot office building at 156 11th Street, located on the southern end of Gowanus. The ground through third floors will contain commercial-office space. The cellar will be available as accessory space to the offices above. Mohammad H. Baalbaki’s Staten Island-based Baalbaki & Associates Engineering is the applicant of record. The 20-foot-wide, 2,000-square-foot lot is occupied by a three-story townhouse. Demolition permits were filed in September. The Fourth Avenue/Ninth Street stop on the R, F, and G trains is three blocks away.
Staten Island-based Palermo Construction Corp. has filed applications for two three-story, two-family houses at 25-29 Burgher Avenue, in Dongan Hills, a neighborhood located along Staten Island’s East Shore. The buildings will measure 3,281 square feet each, and across both, the residential units should average a family-sized 1,339 square feet apiece. Each building will come with a 262-square-foot, single-car garage. Lo Bue & Valenziano, a Staten Island-based architecture firm, is the architect of record. The 75-foot-wide, 8,072-square-foot property is occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits were filed in April.
KBS Capital has entered into contract with Onyx Equities to acquire an 80 percent stake in the Church of St. John the Baptist, a two-story, 23,110-square-foot structure at 210 West 31st Street in Chelsea. KBS and Onyx plan to convert the structure into roughly 30,000 square feet of retail space, The Real Deal reported. The space will be divided between three units, all with space on the ground floor and additional space on the cellar and second levels. A roof patio could also be constructed. KBS is set to pay $39.8 million for the stake. A timeline regarding the sale or construction has not been disclosed. Alteration permits have not been filed at this time.