Williamsburg-based Jen Urban View Development has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 45 Troutman Street, in western Bushwick. It will measure 5,500 square feet and its residential units should average 687.5 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. There will be two units per floor, although the top two apartments on the fourth floor will also feature space in an upper penthouse level. Woody Chen’s Elmhurst-based Infocus Design & Planning is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot property is currently occupied by a two-story townhouse. Demolition permits haven’t been filed. The Myrtle Avenue stop on the J, M, and Z trains is two blocks away.
Originally filed in 2012, new building permits have again been submitted for a four-story, 102-unit hotel at 132-15 Nassau Expressway, on the southern edge of South Ozone Park. That’s the vacant, 14,280-square-foot triangular property, bound by 149th and 150th avenues and 132nd Street, near JFK International Airport. The new building will encompass 36,997 square feet. The hotel rooms should average a budget-sized 280 square feet apiece.Guest amenities include a fitness center, a breakfast dining area, a meeting room, and storage for four bikes. Sam Chang’s Great Neck, N.Y.-based McSam Hotel Group is the developer and Michael Kang’s Flushing-based architectural firm is the architect of record.
The Town of Hempstead, on Long Island, has approved a proposal to rezone the properties at 494 and 1104 Hempstead Avenue, in Malverne, from Residence A to Residence C-A, putting Franklin Square, N.Y.-based R&B Acquisition & Development one step closer to building a 12-unit condominium project, LI Herald reported. The developer initially proposed the project to the town in January. The project must now seek approval from the Nassau County Planning Commission, as the site is located on a county street. The project would rise three-and-a-half stories and is expected to include 35 off-street parking spaces, many of which will be located on the ground floors of each condo. The number of parking spaces is subject to change. The 1.2-acre assemblage is currently occupied by two single-family houses. The neighborhood’s Long Island Rail Road station is roughly half a mile away.
Architectural firm Dache Design, doing business as an anonymous Montauk, N.Y.-based company, has filed applications for a three-story, single-family townhouse at 50 Clifton Place, located at the corner of Grand Avenue in Clinton Hill. It will measure 3,238 square feet, of which 2,375 square feet will be utilized as living space. The townhouse will be topped by a roof terrace. Nikolai Katz’s Battery Park City-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot property is currently vacant. The new building must be approved by the Landmark Preservation Commission, as the site sits within the Clinton Hill Historic District.
After opening just eight years ago, the four-story, 54-key New York Loft Hostel, located at 249 Varet Street in East Williamsburg, is currently in the process of being converted into a 140-person homeless shelter, Bushwick Daily reported. Until recently, the 22,237-square-foot property had 54 hotel rooms, but has since undergone a reconfiguration to 67 units, according to permits with the Buildings Department. The shelter’s occupants will be restricted to males ages 55 and older who aren’t sex offenders. They are expected to live in the shelter for roughly nine months and will have access to supportive services and meals, all located within the building. The project is being headed by the city’s non-profit organization Project Renewal and the Department of Homeless Services (DHS). The shelter will likely become operational this fall after the hostel closes for business at the end of August. Bosch Architecture is designing the conversion. The Morgan Avenue stop on the L train is three blocks away.