Literacy is the cornerstone of modern society, and libraries stand as the foundations of thriving communities. While Long Island City’s rebirth manifests itself through its skyrocketing skyline, its most significant public building steadily rises at the waterfront. The Steven Holl-designed Hunters Point Library will join the iconic gantries and the Pepsi-Cola Sign to form the borough’s new public face, while becoming a new focal point for the rapidly growing community.
Brooklyn-based Cipco Developers has filed applications for two six-story, seven-unit residential buildings at 299-301 Wallabout Street, in the Broadway Triangle section of Williamsburg, located a block from the Lorimer Street stop on the J/M trains. Each structure will measure 10,165 square feet and individual residential should average 1,452 square feet. Larger, family-sized apartments are in the works here, likely to accommodate the neighborhood’s Hasidic Jewish population. Both structures will be topped by penthouse levels, and a total of six parkings spaces and 20 bicycle storage spaces will be located on the ground and cellar levels. Hahram Tehrani’s Jamaica-based BTE Design Services is the applicant of record. A 60-foot-wide, single-story warehouse must first be demolished.
Property owner Eleen Nihan has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit mixed-use building at 2414 Hughes Avenue, in Belmont, located four blocks south of Fordham University’s Rose Hill campus. The structure will encompass 5,837 square feet and will include a 312-square-foot doctors office on the ground floor. The residential units should average 643 square feet apiece, which means rental apartments are in the works. Mohammad Badaly’s Mount Vernon, N.Y.-based Badaly Architects is the architect of record. The site’s existing two-story wood-framed house must first be demolished.
Property owner Xue Mei Chen has filed applications for a four-story, six-unit residential building at 54-02 Junction Boulevard, in Elmhurst, located seven blocks from the Woodhaven Boulevard stop on the M/R trains. The new structure will measure 6,504 square feet in total and its residential units will average 810 square feet apiece. The 40-foot-wide corner lot at 54th Avenue is currently occupied by a single-story, single-family house. Demolition permits have not yet been filed. Hui Zeng’s Bayside-based ABC Engineering is the applicant of record.
Harel Edrey, doing business as Brooklyn-based EDG Development, has filed applications for a four-story, three-unit residential building at 225 14th Street, in southern Park Slope, located four blocks north of the Prospect Avenue stop on the R train. The new building will measure 6,104 square feet in total and the residential units should average a spacious 1,329 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. The first floor will contain the residential lobby and a single apartment. The second floor will have a full-floor apartment, and the third apartment will span the third and fourth floors. Issac & Stern Architects is the architect of record. A small two-story, 20-foot-wide townhouse must first be demolished.