Long Island-based property owner Genara Gonzalez has filed applications for a four-story, six-unit mixed-use building at 842 Liberty Avenue, in northern East New York, located three blocks south of the Norwood Avenue stop on the J/Z trains. As proposed, the new building would measure just 3,203 square feet and include a 953 square-foot doctors office on the ground floor. The residential units would be extremely small, averaging 375 square feet apiece. But those plans could soon be replaced with a larger building, thanks to the proposed East New York rezoning. If approved, the site could accommodate a maximum of 3,600 square feet of commercial space and 5,400 square feet of residential space in the form of a four- to six-story building. Yonkers, N.Y.-based Leder-Luis Architectural Design is the architect of record. The 20-foot-wide lot is vacant.
Jacob Ashkenazie, doing business as Brooklyn-based TNE Buildings, has filed applications for two three-story, two-unit residential buildings at 2426-2428 East 15th Street, in Sheepshead Bay, located two blocks south of the Neck Road stop on the Q train. Each building will measure 3,388 square feet apiece, and the residential space across the development will total 5,082 square feet. Each residential unit will take one-and-a-half floors and should average a spacious 1,270 square feet apiece. Pirooz Soltanizadeh’s Jamaica-based Royal Engineering is the applicant of record. The 50-foot-wide lot is currently occupied by a single-story house, and demolition permits were filed in December to remove it.
Sal D’amico Construction Inc. has filed applications for a seven-story, 22-unit residential building at 36-08 28th Avenue, in the heart of Astoria, located six blocks from the 30th Avenue stop on the N/Q trains. The new building will encompass 21,451 square feet and its residential units should average 679 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Amenities will include recreational space on the ground floor and 13 vehicular parking spaces. Great Neck-based Frank Petruso is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide assemblage at 36-08 – 36-10 28th Avenue is currently occupied by two attached, two-story houses. Demolition permits have not yet been filed.
Connecticut-based Stoneleigh Capital has reportedly signed a letter of intent with the New York City Economic Development Corporation to head the redevelopment of the four-story Battery Maritime Building, an individual landmark located at 10 South Street, in the Financial District. According to Politico New York, the new developer replaces the Dermot Company, who was selected in 2006 to transform the building into a hotel but never completed the project. The conversion is currently a little more than halfway complete. Once finished by the end of 2017, it will include a 60-plus-key boutique hotel, a restaurant and bar on the rooftop, and pubic space in the Grand Hall. Part of the building is still used to launch ferries to Governors Island. Rogers Partners originally designed the project, but when the project resumed after the last economic downturn it was subsequently re-designed for a new program by Ismael Leyva Architects, who also took the building through multiple agency approvals and finally into construction.
On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved a plan to relocate the entrance to the Paramount Building, an individual landmark at 1501 Broadway in Times Square, from Broadway on to West 43rd Street.