Property owner Shameer Ally has filed applications for a four-story, two-unit residential building at 331 Beach 66th Street, in Arverne. That’s a neighborhood located along the Rockaways in Queens. The project will measure 4,500 square feet. There will be one residential unit on the second floor, followed by another unit on the third and fourth floors. The ground floor won’t contain residential space and will likely be built to withstand floodwaters. There will also be two off-street parking spaces. Bakhtiar Shamloo’s Kew Gardens-based Tabriz Design Group is the architect of record. The 40-foot-wide, 4,000-square-foot property is currently vacant. The Beach 67th Street stop on the A train is a block away.
The Cheder School, a high school located at 401 Elmwood Avenue in northern Midwood, has filed applications for a two-story, 12-unit student dormitory on the adjacent lot at 323 Elmwood Avenue. It will measure 7,842 square feet and its dorm rooms should average 532 square feet apiece. Amenities include bike storage and laundry facilities. David Y. Shteierman’s Financial District-based DJ Associates Architect is the architect of record. The 80-foot-wide, 6,673-square-foot property is currently occupied by a two-and-a-half-story house. Demolition permits were filed back in February. The Avenue I stop on the F train is three blocks away.
Recently, green construction walls went up around an iconic detached house at the corner of Bedford Avenue and Lenox Road in Flatbush. Although it’s not the most beautiful house in the neighborhood, the two-and-a-half story home is one of several that lends an air of dignity to this stretch of Bedford in Prospect Lefferts Gardens and northern Flatbush. Now, like many standalone houses in the neighborhood, it will bite the dust for an apartment building. Plans were filed last week to erect a seven-story apartment building there at 100 Lenox Road, a few blocks southeast of Prospect Park.
Construction is now underway on the 26th floor of the planned 32-story, 440-unit mixed-use building under development at 86 Fleet Place, in Downtown Brooklyn. The progress can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums by user nyc1. The latest building permits indicate the 351-foot-tall tower will eventually encompass 427,346 square feet. It will host 10,813 square feet of commercial-retail space on the ground floor, followed by residential units averaging 871 square feet apiece. Since a leasing office is included, at least a number of the units will be rental apartments. The residential amenities are listed in YIMBY’s previous March update, when the structure was a single story up. John Catsimatidis’s Red Apple Group is the developer and Goldstein, Hill & West Architects is behind the architecture. Completion is expected in 2017.
Bed-Stuy is experiencing a real estate boom, but renewal has been slow to arrive on the eastern edges of the neighborhood, where aging row houses sit next to squat warehouses and vacant lots. Friday’s crop of filings brought plans for a four-story, mixed-use building at 1905 Fulton Street, between Ralph and Howard Avenues.