Property owner Rong Wu, head of Brooklyn-based The Style Development LLC, has filed applications for a seven-story, 15-unit residential building at 1721 West 6th Street, in northern Gravesend. The structure will encompass 17,976 square feet and its residential units should average 901 square feet apiece. It’s not known if the apartments will be rentals or condominiums. Amenities include a 12-car parking garage on the ground and cellar levels, and a rooftop recreational area. Harry Hong’s Chinatown-based H2 Consulting is the applicant of record. The 40-foot-wide, 4,000-square-foot plot is currently occupied by the partially demolished remains of a single-story structure. Permits were filed in March to remove the remnants. The Kings Highway stop on the N train is located three blocks away.
A four-story, eight-unit residential building under construction at 173 Morningside Avenue, located between West 126th and 127th streets in Harlem, is now three stories above street level. The progress can be seen in a photo posted by Harlem+Bespoke. The structure will eventually measure 5,625 square feet and its residential units should average 562.5 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Each floor of the structure will host two apartments. Floral Park, N.Y.-based property owner Tony Kohan is the developer, and Roslyn, N.Y.-based Shahriar Afshari is the applicant of record. The project is rising on a 25-foot-wide, 1,875-square-foot plot which is able to accommodate, 7,500 square feet of residential development. In other words, once complete, the property will retain 3,000 square feet of air rights. Completion can probably be expected closer to 2017.
St. Michael’s Cemetery, established in 1852 and located at 72-02 Astoria Boulevard in northern Woodside, has filed applications for a three-story, 39-foot-tall mausoleum at 23-25 49th Street. The new 18,859-square-foot structure will rise on a vacant 87,281-square-foot swath of land just south of the cemetery’s entrance. Portland, O.R.-based AVI Pradhan Architecture is the architect of record. The new mausoleum would be the cemetery’s tenth. St. Michael’s Cemetery encompasses roughly 88 acres on the land bound by the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and the Grand Central Parkway in western Queens.
On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission took another step towards clearing its formerly 95-item backlog of sites calendared pre-2010. The commission designated seven properties in two boroughs – Staten Island and Manhattan. There was also a non-backlog designation.
The Mott Haven waterfront is booming with market-rate development, but the neighborhood’s northern border with Melrose is still a bastion of affordable and supportive housing.