The New York City School Construction Authority (SCA) has filed plans to build a four-story, 46,459-square-foot expansion on the grounds of P.S. 41 (a.k.a. Senator John D. Calandra School), at 3041 Bruckner Boulevard, in the East Bronx’s Schuylerville neighborhood. The 61-foot-tall expansion will be located at 3047 Bruckner Boulevard, which is north of the existing school. It will feature a cafeteria and administrative offices on the ground floor, and classrooms, storage space, and additional offices on the upper floors. George George’s Chelsea-based Kliment Halsband Architects is the architect of record. The current school grounds consist of the actual building, playgrounds, and a wooded park area.
Brooklyn North Capital has filed applications for a 14-story, 198-key hotel at 38-15 9th Street, in the Ravenswood section of Long Island City, located six blocks from the 21st Street-Queensbridge stop on the F train. The new 82,586-square-foot building would rise on a 124-foot-wide, 12,483-square-foot assemblage located mid-block. Red Lion Hotels Corporation will operate the hotel, according to The Real Deal. The hotel rooms will be located between the second and 13th floors, with amenities hosted on the remaining levels. Specifically, the cellar will contain a fitness center, banquet rooms, and accessory office and storage space; the ground floor will host a coffee shop, a restaurant/bar with outdoor seating, and storage for six bikes; finally, there will be another outdoor bar on the 14th floor. Completion of the building is expected in 2019. Five two-story brick apartment buildings – spanning 38-15 – 38-23 9th Street – must first be demolished.
Back in February of 2015, YIMBY reported on applications for a nine-story, 118-unit residential building at 1875 Atlantic Avenue, in eastern Bedford-Stuyvesant, located three blocks from the Ralph Avenue stop on the C train. Renderings of the 79,446-square-foot project have now been revealed by DNAinfo. The residential units should average 673 square feet apiece, which means rental apartments are in the works. Amenities include a 59-car garage on the ground floor, storage for 59 bikes, a laundry, and three separate recreational areas located on the ground, eighth, and nine floors. StudiosC is designing the project, while Brooklyn-based Julien Flander is serving as the applicant of record. Velocity Framers USA Inc. is the developer and completion is expected in early 2017. The site’s former single-story warehouse was demolished in early 2015.
Back in December of 2015, Esplanade of White Plains Venture Partnership proposed converting The Esplanade – the 15-story, 120-unit senior-exclusive residential building – at 95 South Broadway, in White Plains, into 212 unrestricted market-rate rental apartments. Now, the property owners have received approval from the White Plains Common Council, Westfair reports. The apartments will come in studio, one-, and two-bedroom configurations. The 251,000-square-foot building will also feature 9,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space, and an additional 9,000 square feet of medical offices. Sullivan Architecture is designing the conversion. Construction is expected to begin in 2017, with work lasting between 15 and 18 months, which means completion should happen in 2018 or 2019. There are 16 people still residing in the building.
The 79-story tower headed for 23-15 44th Drive in Long Island City will likely become the first supertall building in Queens.