Longtime music venue The Living Room shut its doors at 134 Metropolitan Avenue a few months ago, and now the landlord is planning to expand the building and add apartments.
A nonprofit that operates supportive housing wants to expand its facilities in Crown Heights, but it will have to do more work on the plan. Last Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission did not approve plans for the Institute for Community Living’s campus at 839 St. Marks Avenue, on the corner of Brooklyn Avenue in the Crown Heights North Historic District.
The Bluestone Group, a real estate investment firm based near City Hall, plans to build a four-story residential project at 239 Marcus Garvey Boulevard, between Lexington and Greene avenues. They filed new building applications for a six-unit building on the 40-foot-wide lot.
The car company BMW is planning to convert the single-story, 23,000-square-foot warehouse at 29 Norman Avenue, in southern Greenpoint, located five blocks from the Nassau Avenue stop on the G train, into a multi-use commercial building. According to Bedford+Bowery, the property will feature a design studio for MINI (a car brand owned by BMW), a restaurant, creative office space, open public work space, and a gallery. The schedule A also includes an outdoor garden, and the property will reportedly host community events and performances. The conversion is being designed by Brooklyn-based nARCHITECTS. The building is being dubbed A/D/O, which stands for Amalgamated Drawing Office, and a targeted completion date has not been revealed.
Back in August of 2014, renderings were revealed of, and excavation work was imminent for, the seven-story, 37-unit residential building under development at 155 Attorney Street, on the Lower East Side. Now, Bowery Boogie reports that the project has topped out and the windows have been installed. The rest of the façade appears to not yet have been installed, going by how the building looks in renderings. The 30,000-square-foot building will likely feature rental apartments, as its residential units should average 811 square feet apiece. There will be five “recreational rooms,” bicycle storage, and a storage room in the cellar. Midtown Equities is the developer. SRA Architecture + Engineering is the latest architect of record with Studio V Architecture having been replaced sometime during construction. Completion is likely later this year.