The 731-unit Lambert Houses complex, a collection of six-story buildings spread over five blocks in the Bronx’s West Farms, may soon be demolished for 1,665 units of new affordable housing and 61,100 square feet of retail. A 500-seat public elementary school is also included in the proposal, according to DNAinfo. Phipps Houses currently owns the dated housing development, built in 1973, and city officials — notably the HPD — are on board with the facility’s replacement. The development would occur in phases, beginning in 2017 and wrapping up in 2029.
Kensington-based Homes R Beautiful Re LLC has filed applications for a three-story, six-unit residential building at 263 East 9th Street, in northern Kensington, six blocks from the Q train’s stop at Beverly Road. The building will measure a total 4,977 square feet, and units will average 830 square feet apiece. Borough Park-based Bricolage Designs is the architect, and a two-story house must first be demolished.
Great Neck-based Omri Bar-Mashiah has filed applications for a four-story, six-unit residential building at 59 Quincy Street, in western Bedford-Stuyvesant, four blocks south of the G train’s stop at Classon Avenue. The building will measure just 3,976 square feet, which works out to units averaging a rental-sized 663 square feet each. Long Island-based Shahriar Afshari is the applicant of record, and the site’s old three-family townhouse was demolished by HPD in 1993.
Last year, Brack Capital Real Estate acquired the 12-story former factory building at 627 Greenwich Street, in the West Village, for $105 million, and now the developer is converting the building into 29 condominiums. The latest plans, filed this past summer, have the building measuring 117,594 square feet, which includes 9,257 square feet of retail space on the ground floor for three commercial units. The 29 condos will average 3,735 square feet apiece, and Issac & Stern Architects are designing.
There are 276 properties in Harlem that will now fall under the jurisdiction of the Landmarks Preservation Commission. On Tuesday, it designated the Mount Morris Park Historic District Extension. Put simply, the new historic district contains most of the blocks running from Lenox Avenue/Malcolm X. Boulevard until nearly Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard, and from the south side of West 123rd Street to the south side of West 118th Street.