Jamaica-based Phoenix Home Realty has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 725 Lafayette Avenue, in the heart of Bedford-Stuyvesant. The structure will measure 6,974 square feet and its residential units should average 714 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. There will be two apartments per floor on the first three levels, followed by a full-floor apartment on the fourth. Laundry facilities will be located in the cellar. Briarwood-based Gerald J. Caliendo is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot property is currently occupied by a two-story, single-family townhouse. Demolition permits haven’t been filed. The Bedford-Nostrand Avenues stop on the G train is three blocks away.
The Town of Hempstead’s Department of Planning & Economic Development has launched a request for proposals (RFP) to develop a five-acre assemblage of dilapidating properties located at the northwestern corner of Merrick Road and Grand Avenue, in Baldwin. That’s in Nassau County, on the South Shore of Long Island. The aim is for mixed-use project, consisting of commercial space and residential apartments, according to LI Herald. Public recreational space is also part of the vision. The current stretch of street is made of vacant lots, and a mix of underutilized, vacant, and dilapidating single- and two-story commercial buildings. There appears to be bipartisan support for a mixed-use development this time around after similar attempt to build there failed last decade.
On Tuesday, a proposal for a 10-story office building, to be located at 363 Lafayette Street, went before the Landmarks Preservation Commission. The commissioners could not agree on the appropriateness of the design and did…
XIN Development, the American arm of Chinese builder Xinyuan Real Estate, is pushing forward with its second major condo project in New York City. The Beijing-based firm filed plans for a seven-story apartment building at 615 Tenth Avenue, between West 44th and West 45th streets in Hell’s Kitchen.
HPD is planning affordable rentals on city-owned land in eastern Brooklyn. Applications were filed on Tuesday for a four-story, 17-unit building at 1900 Park Place, on the border between Ocean Hill and Brownsville.