An anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC has filed applications for a six-story, eight-unit mixed-use building at 1014 Banner Avenue, in Brighton Beach, located four blocks north of the Brighton Beach stop on the B/Q trains. The new structure will measure 13,252 square feet in total and will feature a 2,140-square-foot children’s daycare on the ground and cellar levels. The residential units, many of them duplexes, will begin on the second floor and should average 1,149 square feet apiece. There will be recreational amenity space on the second floor. Douglas Pulaski’s Brooklyn-based Bricolage Designs is the architect of record. The 30-foot-wide lot is currently occupied by a single-story house. Demolition permits have not yet been filed.
The Rockefeller Group and Korman Communities have officially broken ground on the five-story, 256-unit residential complex planned at 90 Park Avenue, in northern New Jersey’s Florham Park, located roughly 1.5 miles from NJ Transit’s Madison station. The 450,000-square-foot building, dubbed AVE Florham Park, will be geared towards corporate tenants and employees in the relocating process, according to Real Estate Weekly. There will be 40,000 square feet of outdoor amenities, including private and community courtyards, a pool, fire pits, and entertainment spaces. The 24,000 square feet of indoor amenities include a theater, a café, a fitness center/yoga studio/spa, and a business center with conference suites. The project is a part of the larger office park development called The Green at Florham Park, which already contains a number of office buildings. Completion is expected in early 2017.
Jamaica-based property owner Nathan Somehk has filed applications for three two-story, two-family houses at 257-37 – 257-43 147th Drive, in southern Rosedale, located roughly a mile from the neighborhood’s Long Island Rail Road station. Each of them will 3,599 square feet, and their full-floor residential units should average a family-sized 1,197 square feet apiece. All three structures will feature a laundry room in the cellar as well as two off-street automobile parking spots. Queens-based Gerald J. Caliendo is the applicant of record. The 120-foot-wide lot is currently occupied by a one-and-a-half-story house. Demolition permits were filed in February.
Longtime music venue The Living Room shut its doors at 134 Metropolitan Avenue a few months ago, and now the landlord is planning to expand the building and add apartments.
A nonprofit that operates supportive housing wants to expand its facilities in Crown Heights, but it will have to do more work on the plan. Last Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission did not approve plans for the Institute for Community Living’s campus at 839 St. Marks Avenue, on the corner of Brooklyn Avenue in the Crown Heights North Historic District.