The Orthodox Jewish community in Borough Park is growing fast. Besides building apartments, one of the most visible ways the neighborhood expands is by establishing new schools. Today we spotted plans for a six-story school at 6202 14th Avenue, in the middle of an industrial zone that separates Borough Park from Dyker Heights and Bensonhurst to the south.
The industrial area near downtown Flushing may have escaped a rezoning from the city, but developers are still eyeing the warehouses and building supply stores for future high-rises. One of those builders has filed plans for a 12-story, mixed-use development at 133-34 36th Road, a few blocks from the Main Street stops on the 7 train and the Long Island Railroad.
An anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC has filed applications for a six-story, 10-unit residential building at 1404 Bushwick Avenue in eastern Bushwick. The project will measure 12,290 square feet and its residential units should average 898 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Robert Bianchini’s Forest Hills-based ARC Architecture + Design Studio is the architect of record. The 40-foot-wide, 3,000-square-foot site is currently occupied by a three-story townhouse. Demolition permits have not been filed. The Chauncey Street stop on the J and Z trains is a block away.
Brooklyn-based SPB Realty has filed applications for a three-story, 10-unit residential building at 560 19th Street in Windsor Terrace. The structure will measure 10,931 square feet and its residential units are expected to average 828 square feet apiece. It’s unclear whether the apartments will be rentals or condominiums. The application comes after the same architect, Brooklyn-based Bricolage Designs, submitted plans next door, at 564 19th Street, for a similar project a little over a year ago. Those plans, for another three-story, 10-unit residential project, have since been approved by the Buildings Department. As for 560 19th Street, a single-story warehouse must first be demolished. The 15th Street-Prospect Park stop on the F and G trains is seven blocks away.
Phoenix Realty Group and Artimus Construction have acquired a 52-year ground lease for the development site at 147-07 94th Avenue in downtown Jamaica. The property was valued at roughly $34 million, and the development teams plan to build a mixed-use project with residential units and commercial-retail space. The residential units will be a mix of market-rate and affordable apartments.