Brett Bernstein, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 1003 Willoughby Avenue, in western Bushwick, located four blocks from the Central Avenue stop on the M train. The structure will measure 5,000 square feet in total and its residential units should average a rental-sized 714 square feet apiece. The ground through third floors will contain two apartments each, and the project will be topped by a full-floor unit on the fourth floor that also features an upper penthouse level. Woody Chen’s Elmhurst-based Infocus Design & Planning is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide lot is currently occupied by a two-story townhouse.
Brooklyn-based Eight & Eight Development has filed applications for a five-story, eight-unit mixed-use building at 578 Fifth Avenue, in South Slope, located around the block from the Prospect Avenue stop on the R train. The new building will encompass 10,726 square feet and will include 1,549 square feet of retail space across the ground floor and part of the cellar. Floors two through five will contain two residential units each. The apartments should average 740 square feet apiece, which means rental units are likely in the works. Lower Manhattan-based Chi F. Lau Architect is the architect of record. Demolition permits were filed in June of 2015 for the site’s existing two-story, 25-foot-wide commercial building.
Back in September of 2014, YIMBY brought you an update on adjacent residential projects at 10 Bond Street and 372 Lafayette Street (a.k.a. 11 Great Jones Street), in NoHo. The former project, a seven-story, 11-unit condominium building, went on the to have construction completed by the end of the summer of 2015. Construction has since entirely wrapped up on the latter project, a six-story, eight-unit residential building, as seen in photos by Tectonic. The property is completely unobscured from scaffolding and occupancy is currently underway. The ground floor and cellar levels will contain 2,143 square feet of retail space. The eight rental apartments above measure between 1,300 and 2,000 square feet apiece, coming in two- and three-bedroom configurations, although some units appear to have been divided into multiple apartments. Kano Properties is the developer, and Morris Adjmi Architects is behind the design.
Back in October of 2014, the Kingsbridge National Ice Center, led by Kevin Parker and Mark Messier, signed a 99-year lease with the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) to convert the vacant Kingsbridge Armory, at 29 West Kingsbridge Road in Kingsbridge Heights, into an ice sports facility. As planned, the 750,000-square-foot building, an individual landmark, will be converted to accommodate nine ice rinks, one of which will be a 5,000-seat arena, and 50,000 square feet of community facility space. Politico New York now reports the NYCEDC has extended the deadline by a month for the developer to obtain $158 million in construction financing, at which point it would turn over the lease to the developer to begin construction.
Backhoes have just begun tearing up the earth to make way for a slim condo building at 42-44 Crescent Street in Long Island City. Now, YIMBY has snagged the first rendering of the project near Queensboro Plaza.