HOPES CAP Inc., a non-profit organization that operates pre-kindergarten education programs for children living below the poverty line in New Jersey, is constructing a four-story expansion adjacent to its headquarters at 301 Garden Street in Hoboken. The project is currently a single floor above street level. The expansion will house three classrooms as well as additional office space for the organization.
Brooklyn-based Infinity Properties has filed applications for a four-story, 10-unit residential building at 203 Quincy Street in western Bedford-Stuyvesant. The project will measure 10,866 square feet and its residential units should average 748 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. One of the apartments on the fourth floor will feature space on an upper penthouse level. Forest Hills-based ARC Architecture + Design Studio is the architect of record. The 38-foot-wide, 3,750-square-foot plot was occupied by a three-story townhouse until that was demolished this past summer. The Bedford-Nostrand Avenues stop on the G train is four blocks away.
A schematic depiction of the hotel planned at 149-03 Archer Avenue, located on the corner of 149th Street in downtown Jamaica, has been posted on the construction fence. Since YIMBY initially reported on applications for the project, it has been scaled down from 18 to eight stories and 283 to 128 rooms. The building permits indicate it will encompass 139,192 square feet and rise 91 feet above street level, not including the bulkhead.
Raymour & Flanigan, the furniture retailer based in upstate New York, has filed applications for a two-story, 55,300-square-foot commercial-retail building at 2570 Flatbush Avenue, located on the corner of Avenue V in Mill Basin across Flatbush from the King’s Plaza Shopping Center. Retail space will occupy both levels of the 30-foot-tall structure. S9 Architecture is the architect of record. The project will take up most of the block, which is bound by Flatbush Avenue, Avenue V, Hendrickson Street and Hendrickson Place. Multiple single-story commercial buildings must first be demolished. The retailer has a location across Avenue V from the site of their new building. It’s probable that Raymour & Flanigan will vacant their existing space once their new building has completed.
On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved a major expansion of the American Museum of Natural History.