Greenwich Development Partners is planning to renovate the three-story, 25,000-square-foot office building at 330 Railroad Avenue, in the downtown section of Greenwich, Connecticut. The property will receive extensive renovations on the interior, bringing the building to Class A office status, and will see the exterior cleaned and restored, according to Westfair. Solar panels will also be installed on the rooftop. Greenwich-based Granoff Architects is behind the renovation design, but will also move its headquarters into the building once it’s complete. The architecture firm will lease 17,000 square feet of space, leaving 12,000 square feet on the top floor up for grabs. Occupancy is expected in January of 2017.
Queens-based Forest Hills Scenery Family has filed applications for two two-story, two-family houses at 65-17 – 65-21 110th Street, in northern Forest Hills, located seven blocks from the 67th Avenue stop on the M/R trains. One of them will measure 3,325 square feet, while the second will measure a slightly smaller 3,150 square feet, and the third will total 3,238 square feet. Across the entire development, there will be 6,475 square feet of residential space, which means units should average 1,079 square feet apiece, indicative of apartments with multiple bedrooms. Sugnam Chang’s Brooklyn-based Basic Groups Corp. is the architect of record. A 72-foot-wide assemblage of properties will be subdivided into three tax lots. A portion of the site is currently occupied by a two-story brick house, which must first be demolished.
Staten Island-based M&B Construction has filed applications for a four-story, 13-unit residential building at 77 Thompson Street, in Stapleton, located three blocks from the neighborhood’s Staten Island Railway station. The structure will encompass 10,920 square feet and its residential units should average 646 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Each floor will host between two and four apartments, and there will be a four-car garage located in the building’s cellar. Anthony Scaglione’s Staten Island-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 42-foot-wide, 4,220-square-foot lot is currently vacant.
Back in December of 2014, Brownstoner revealed renderings of the planned five-story, 27-unit mixed-use building at 533 Myrtle Avenue (a.k.a. 531 Myrtle Avenue), in Clinton Hill. Now, the project has topped out and curtain wall installation is underway, according to the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership. There will be 5,868 square feet of commercial-retail space on the ground and cellar levels. The residential units will begin on the second floor and should average 684 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Amenities include bike storage space, a fitness center, a refuse room, and a 982 square-foot rooftop terrace. Greystone Property Development is the developer and AB Architekten is behind the design. Completion can probably be expected later this year.
Last week, Chelsea-based developer and design firm Flank acquired the development assemblage at 41-53 South 3rd Street, in Williamsburg, and now the firm is purchasing another assemblage of properties two blocks to the north. Frank is paying $21.6 million for the two-story building at 70 Grand Street, the corner lot at 72 Grand Street, and the single- and two-story buildings at 314-326 Wythe Avenue, according to the Wall Street Journal. The property assemblage could accommodate 26,904 square feet of new development if the current structures are demolished. Current plans call for the renovation of some of the buildings, in addition to the construction of new ones (which means something is likely to be demolished). The program will include residential units, office space, and retail.