If you remember the recent topping out of 23-10 Queens Plaza South as the second tallest building in Queens, hearing of another contender usurping its place so quickly might give you a sense of déjà vu. In a testament to Long Island City’s dizzying pace of development, the title passes to Tower 28, previously known as 28 on 28th.
Property owner Zhi Lin has filed applications for a six-story, nine-unit mixed-use building at 1471 Amsterdam Avenue, in Harlem’s Manhattanville section, on the block between West 131st and 133rd streets. The new building will rise on a 25-foot-wide lot and measure a total 8,854 square feet. The ground floor will have a 1,280-square-foot commercial establishment and the residential units stacked above will average a rental-sized 616 square feet apiece. Amenities include a recreation room and laundry in the cellar, and rooftop recreation area. James Cheng’s Flushing-based Urban Architectural Design is the architect of record. Demolition work commenced on the existing single-story structure this past December, according to filings.
Sasson Properties has filed applications for a five-story, 16-unit mixed-use building at 737 Liberty Avenue, in East New York, located two blocks equidistant from subway stops on either the J or C trains. The development will measure 21,856 square feet in total and will include 3,029 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Beginning on the second floor, there will be four residential units per floor. Apartments will average a relatively spacious 835 square feet apiece and will likely be rentals. The cellar will contain eight parking spots, which is the minimum required under zoning. Sandor Weiss’s Brooklyn-based Gelu Durus Musica is the applicant of record. Three- and two-story buildings, at 737 and 735 Liberty Avenue respectively, must first be demolished.
In the summer of 2014, YIMBY revealed renderings of the six-story, 24-unit residential building planned at 11-30 45th Road, in the Hunters Point section of Long Island City. Building applications were filed in December of that year and we last reported that excavation equipment arrived on site in October of 2015. The Court Square Blog now reports foundation work is underway. The new building will encompass 31,729 square feet and apartment units will average 931 square feet apiece. There will be 14 parking spaces on the ground floor and the structure will be topped by a penthouse for tenants’ recreational use. Century Development Group is developing the project and Flushing-based Raymond Chan is designing it. Completion is anticipated for the summer of 2017.
Queens-based Zios Sachtouris has filed applications for a seven-story, 27-unit residential building at 824 Metropolitan Avenue, in central Williamsburg, located three blocks east of the Graham Avenue stop on the L train. The project will total 23,166 square feet and the residential units will average a rental-sized 737 square feet apiece. The cellar will have laundry, storage space for tenants, and a recreation room, and each floor from the ground through the sixth level will contain five or four apartments. The seventh floor will contain a single unit. Anthony Villano’s Brooklyn-based ACV Architecture is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide lot is currently vacant.