Financial District-based Glory Capital has filed applications to convert the 27-story, 92-unit dormitory at 67 Livingston Street, in Brooklyn Heights, into an office building. The 45,143-square-foot, 22-foot-wide building will host office space on the ground through 25th floors. The conversion will include amenities, specifically a fitness center on the second floor and a sky lounge on the 26th floor. The property’s square-footage will remain unchanged. The 182-student dormitory is current being used by the Art Institute of New York City, and their lease expires later this year. H. Thomas O’Hara’s Midtown South-based HTO Architect is the architect of record.
Property owner Joseph Molino, doing business as KDC of Staten Island, has filed applications for twin three-story, two-family houses at 18-20 Adams Avenue, in Grant City, located three blocks from the Jefferson Avenue station on the Staten Island Railway. Each will measure 3,970 square feet, with one residential unit on the ground floor and the second located across the second and third floors. Across both houses, the units should average a family-sized 1,546 square feet apiece. Staten Island-based Michael Deruvo & Associates Architects is the architect of record. Demolition permits were filed late last year to remove the site’s existing single-story home.
Steven Ferguson, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for a five-story, 10-unit residential building at 131 Devoe Street, in northern Williamsburg, located around the block from the Graham Avenue stop on the L train. The structure will encompass 20,008 square feet, and its residential units should average 996 square feet apiece, which means condominiums are probably in the works. Amenities listed in the Schedule A include a fitness center, a bike storage room, a parking garage on the ground floor, and a roof terrace. Midtown East-based Eisner Design is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide assemblage – spanning 131-133 Devoe Street – is currently occupied by two two-story houses.
Back in 2013, Texas-based Staten Island Marine Development began remediating the 676-acre vacant swath of land located west of the West Shore Expressway and north of Bloomfield Avenue, in Boomfield, Staten Island. Roughly 252 acres of the property will be permanently preserved as wetlands, while 330 acres is expected to be developed into an industrial complex with warehouses, a logistics center, and a marine terminal. Now, applications have been filed for a 46-foot-tall, 450,000- and 970,000-square-foot heavy manufacturing warehouses at 566 Gulf Avenue 586 Gulf Avenue. Matthew Hoelzli’s Garment District-based Marguelies Hoelzli Architecture is the architect of record. In addition to the remediation, the development area is also being raised to at least 10 feet above sea level, as part of the Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) program. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is involved in the preservation of the wetlands.
Developer Boris Aronov has received the green light to demolish the five-story, seven-unit mixed-use building at 41 West 47th Street and the seven-story commercial building at 43 West 47th Street, in Midtown. No new building applications have been filed with the Department of Buildings, nor has the developer disclosed their plans for the site, DNAinfo reports. As is, the two-property development assemblage could accommodate up to 60,240 square feet of mixed-use development. A future development could include up to 50,200 square feet of residential space with a commercial component, or could take the form of a hotel or office building. Before the structures can be demolished, multiple commercial-retail tenants, in addition to possibly multiple residential tenants, must vacant the properties.