The Third Avenue Elevated once ran through East Tremont, linking it with Manhattan all the way down to Chatham Square, in what is now Chinatown. The decaying wooden house at 772 East 182nd Street was likely built around the same time as the elevated, in the first few years of the 20th century. After the city suspended the elevated service in the 1950s and ’60s, the area began to slide into abandonment and poverty. But the neighborhood is slowly rebounding with the arrival of small, market-rate construction projects. Yesterday, new building applications were filed for a seven-story, 18-unit development that would replace the old house at 772 East 182nd Street, just west of the Bronx Zoo.
In the beginning of August, YIMBY posted a construction update on the 52-story, 586-unit mixed-use building at 250 Ashland Place, in Fort Greene/DoBro, and now the building appears to have topped-out, per the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Cladding installation is moving quickly, and windows are also now up to the 20th floor. The ground floor will contain 10,800 square feet of retail, as well as 8,000 square feet of office space. Gotham Organization is developing while FXFOWLE Architects is designing, and completion is expected in 2016.
Over the summer, Tribeca-based DDG broke ground on a 32-story tower at 180 East 88th Street, which will one day by the tallest building above 72nd Street, standing 521 feet to its pinnacle. Now, YIMBY has the first look at what the view from the upper reaches of the tower will entail. The building’s 48 condominiums will feature two-, three- and four-bedroom configurations, and a penthouse duplex will be located on the top two floors. Commercial space will also span 52,000 square feet in the base. HTO Architect is the architect of record, while DDG is designing in-house, and sales are expected to launch this fall.
Jamaica-based Francis Lewis House Corporation has filed applications to expand the single-story, 20-foot-wide rowhouse at 588 Schenectady Avenue, in northern East Flatbush, into a four-story, eight-unit residential building. Located right across from the Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, the expanded building will measure 4,792 square feet in total, which means units will average a rental-sized 600 square feet each. Bakhtiar Shamloo’s Kew Gardens-based Tabriz Group Design is the applicant of record.
Watermark Capital Group is now leasing the property at 321 Wythe Avenue, in western Williamsburg, from Saints Peter and Paul Church for $2.1 million per year, DNAinfo reports. The developer plans to raze the single-story church to make way for a residential project, which will include 2,500 square feet of community space. The property spans through to South 2nd Street. The developer has not yet filed applications with the DOB, but collaboration with the church is mandatory within a year of getting construction plans approved.