Now that the 421-a tax exemption is back from the dead, development is cranking into motion again in the outer boroughs. Last week, plans were filed for an eight-story residential project at 567 Ocean Parkway, near the southern edge of Kensington in Brooklyn.
Foundation work is now underway on the 21-story, 71-unit mixed-use building under development at 145 Madison Avenue, located between East 31st and 32nd streets in Midtown South. This update comes thanks to a photo posted to the YIMBY Forums. The latest building permits indicate the project will encompass 69,268 square feet and rise 210 feet to its roof, not including the bulkhead.
The Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department has filed applications for a two-story, 10,510-square-foot fire station at 305 Cross Bay Boulevard, in Broad Channel, Queens. The new facility will feature a garage, offices, and storage space on the ground floor, an equipment room on a mezzanine level, and a meeting room, a kitchen, additional offices, and a dormitory on the second floor. John D. Calcagnile’s Howard Beach-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 23,004-square-foot plot of land is vacant.
Staten Island-based developer Jayden Estates has filed applications for two three-story, two-family houses at 165-171 Pleasant Plains Avenue, in Pleasant Plains. That’s along Staten Island’s South Shore. The structures will measure 4,637 square feet each and, across both, the residential units should average a family-sized 1,738 square feet apiece. Each house will feature a built-in, single-car garage. Peter J. Calvanico’s Staten Island-based Calvanico Associates is the architect of record. The 11,614-square-foot property is occupied by a two-story, single-family house. Demolition permits were filed in May.
Now that construction is wrapping up on the first phase of Cornell Tech‘s Roosevelt Island campus, and opening is expected in the summer of 2017, per Crain’s, officials are moving ahead with additional pieces of the master plan. Plans were recently presented to Community Board 8 for the Executive Education Center and Hotel, DNAinfo reported.