Property owner Jashimi Rassel, doing business as an anonymous Jamaica Estate-based company, has filed applications for a single-story, 7,447-square-foot commercial-retail building at 122-06 Merrick Boulevard, in St. Albans, Queens. It will contain retail stores. There will also be 10 off-street parking spaces. Cherico King’s Long Island City-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 12,906-square-foot property, at the corner of Merrick and Baisley boulevards, is currently occupied by a small auto repair shop. Demolition permits haven’t been filed.
Staten Island-based Vatam Holdings Inc. has filed applications for a two-story, two-family house at 106 Whitman Avenue and two two-story, single-family houses at 3888-3892 Hylan Boulevard, in Great Kills. That’s located along the South Shore of Staten Island. The two-family home will measure 3,413 square feet and its full-floor apartments should average 1,137.5 square feet apiece. The single-family homes will measure 1,875 square feet and 1,767 square feet, respectively. Between all three, there will be a total of seven off-street parking spaces. Peter J. Calvanico’s Staten Island-based Calvanico Associates is the architect of record. The 8,900-square-foot corner property is currently vacant.
Property owner Manjula Mukhopadhyay, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 198 Kingsland Avenue, in southern Greenpoint. It will measure 4,973 square feet and its residential units should average 710 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. One of the apartments on the fourth floor will also feature space in an upper penthouse level. There will be a two-car parking garage on the ground floor. Michael Avramides’s Midtown East-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot property is currently vacant. The Nassau Avenue stop on the G train is located 10 blocks away.
Azimuth Development Group’s eight-story, 21-unit residential development under construction at 321 East 60th Street, located on the southern edge of the Upper East Side, is a few stories from topping out. The construction progress can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums by user Waymond_Womano. The latest building permits, which YIMBY first reported on in early 2015, indicate the new building will encompass 25,069 square feet. Its residential units should average 1,133 square feet apiece, which means either rentals or condominiums could be in the works. Amenities include a nine-car parking garage, storage for 11 bikes, laundry facilities, and private residential storage space. Aufgang Architects is behind the architecture. Completion can probably be expected in 2017.
Our Lady of Loreto, an abandoned church owned by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn and located at 124 Sackman Street in Ocean Hill, is expected to be demolished to make way for an affordable residential building. Catholic Charities Progress of Peoples Development Corporation, which leases the property, is behind the project, the New York Times reported. New building applications haven’t yet been filed, but demolition permits were back in June and crews are expected to begin work later this year. When the church originally closed back in 2008, the structure came close to being razed for 88 affordable residential units. An agreement was made to build 64 residential units behind it while converting the church structure into a different use. Since the 2010 agreement, Catholic Charities hasn’t been able to recruit a redevelopment team to convert the property. The site, located at the corner of Pacific and Sackman streets, is five blocks from Broadway Junction stop on the the A, C, J, L, and Z trains.