East Flatbush is quickly becoming a hotbed for small developers looking for relatively cheap land and generous zoning. Two houses there, across from SUNY Downstate Medical Center, may bite the dust for a seven-story mixed-use building.
In late 2014, Apple signed a 20,000-square-foot lease at 247 Bedford Avenue, in Williamsburg, located at the corner of North 3rd Street, four blocks from the Bedford Avenue Station on the L train. Then in April of 2015, the former two-story corner building was razed to its foundation to be rebuilt as a new two-story structure. Brownstoner now reports much of the exterior construction is complete, with work currently focused on the interior. Marin Architects P.C. is the architect of record. RedSky Capital and Waterbridge Capital acquired an assemblage of buildings on the block, including 247 Bedford Avenue, for $66 million in 2012. While Apple is setting up shop at 247 Bedford Avenue, the developers are moving forward with renovations on the adjacent two-story, 27-unit mixed-use building at 159 North 3rd Street. As for the Apple store, opening can probably be expected later this year.
Back in February of 2014, YIMBY reported on applications for a 12-story, 42-unit condominium building at 1 John Street, in DUMBO. Then in June of 2015, we reported on the project when its skeleton was 10 stories constructed. Now, the 123,200-square-foot structure is fully clad, Curbed NY reports. Dubbed One John Street, its residential units should average a spacious 2,801 square feet apiece. The condos will range from two- to four-bedroom configurations and include four penthouses. Amenities include a landscaped rooftop deck, individual rooftop cabanas, a waterfront promenade, a fitness center, a bike storage room, laundry facilities, and private residential storage units. The ground floor will feature a 3,000-square-foot restaurant and 2,551 square feet of space for the Brooklyn Children’s Museum Studio. Occupancy is expected this summer. Alloy Development (who designs its project’s in-house) and Monadnock Construction are the developers.
The Edison, a 115-unit residential tower at 27-21 44th Drive, is rising on one of the most active construction blocks in the city. The future 26-story, 277-foot-tall tower has recently passed its 20th floor. The project is being developed by Silvercup Properties, the development branch of movie and TV producer Silvercup Studios, which has been an icon of Long Island City decades before the first glass skyscrapers graced the local skyline. GF55 Partners is the architect of record. S2 Construction, LLC serves as the general contractor.
Property owner Sarabjit Singh has filed applications for two two-story, three-unit residential buildings at 124-39 – 124-43 135th Place, located on the corner of Alwick Road, in South Ozone Park. Each will measure 4,548 square feet. Across both buildings, the residential units should average 1,058 square feet apiece, indicative of family-sized apartments. Each structure will feature one off-street parking space, plus residential storage space in the cellar. Bakhtiar Shamloo’s Kew Gardens-based Tabriz Design Group is the architect of record. The 80-foot-wide lot is currently occupied by a two-and-a-half-story wood-framed house. Demolition permits were filed in March.