The Safra family’s JSRE Acquisitions has filed applications to convert part of the 22-story, 475,000 square-foot mixed-use commercial building at 660 Madison Avenue, in Lenox Hill between East 60th and 61st Streets, into residential and hotel units. Beginning on the 10th floor, there will be 54 dwelling units added in total. The hotel portion will be located from floors 10 through 15, although it’s not specified how many of the 54 dwelling units will be part of the hotel. Regardless, the remaining units will be residential and will be located throughout floors 10 through 22. Roof terraces already exist on many of the floors and the top two floors will consists of duplex units.
Last Friday, YIMBY brought you a construction update on the 12-story mixed-use building rising at 2040 Frederick Douglass Boulevard (a.k.a. 285 West 110th Street), in Harlem. Later that day, the New York Times published a new rendering of the project along with updated details. Dubbed Circa Central Park, the building will have 48 condominium units, ranging from 647 square-foot one-bedrooms to 3,348 square-foot five-bedrooms. Three penthouses will top the terraced structure and 10 units will be sold at below-market rates. Many of the units will feature outdoor space, either in the form of private or shared areas. Since November, the structure has risen another floor and completion is expected in 2017.
A Key Food at the corner of Grand and Lorimer Streets in Williamsburg may be redeveloped in a six-story apartment building. New building applications were filed to erect a 107-unit residential building with ground floor retail at 575 Grand Street.
Matt Schneider, doing business as an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for a five-story, five-unit residential building at 399 Prospect Place, in the northwestern corner of Crown Heights. The project – located six blocks north of the Eastern Parkway-Brooklyn Museum stop on the 2 and 3 trains – will measure 5,380 square feet in total. The full-floor units will average 1,076 square feet, which means condos are likely. The unit on the fifth floor will also include a sixth-floor penthouse, according to the Schedule A. Douglas Pulaski’s Brooklyn-based Bricolage Designs is the architect of record. Demolition permits were filed in November to knock down the existing two-story, four-unit apartment building.
Long Island-based Gagandeep Singh has filed applications for five small residential buildings at 710-718 East 221st Street, in Williamsbridge, located a block north of the 219th Street stop on the 2 and 5 trains. At 710 East 221st Street, a four-story, eight-unit building is planned, with average units measuring a rental-sized 622 square feet apiece. At tax lot nos. 712 to 718, a row of four, smaller two-story buildings will line the street, each containing two residential units. All of the smaller buildings will boast large, full-floor apartments that average roughly 1,750 square feet in size. Pirooz Soltanizadeh’s Jamaica-based Royal Engineering is the applicant of record, and permits were filed in September to demolish the existing two-story house.