The eight-story, 45,000 square-foot mixed-use office building at 880 Bergen Avenue, in Jersey City’s Journal Square, has been purchased for $5.6 million by Bergen Academy Associates. The art deco building is slated for a residential conversion by the new owners, although it’s not known if the ground-floor commercial-retail will remain. GRID Real Estate and CBRE marketed the property.
Zolo Construction & Development Inc. has filed applications for a five-story, nine-unit residential building at 390 Leonard Street, in northern Williamsburg, six blocks from the L train’s Lorimer St. stop. The building will measure 6,745 square feet in residential space, which means units will average 750 square feet. Murat Simsek’s engineering service Rocda is the applicant of record, and the existing two-story townhouse, apparently dating back to 1899, must first be demolished.
Yan Po Zhu, the developer of a planned 12-story, 69-unit mixed-use building at 208 Delancey Street on the Lower East Side, is selling the construction site — currently four stories up in steel framing — for $35.5 million. According to Bowery Boogie, the 67,300 square-foot building is being designed by Michael Kang, and an 8,350 square-foot community facility is expected to occupy the ground floor. Construction stalled out roughly a year ago.
In late June, applications were filed for a six-story, seven-unit mixed-use building at 66 North 3rd Street, in northwestern Williamsburg, two blocks in from the East River, and now identical applications have been filed for a building at 64 North 3rd Street. The same anonymous LLC and filing architect, SRA Architecture + Engineering, are developing and designing the project. To recap, each building will measure 12,290 square feet, with ground-floor retail portions spanning 2,860 square feet. At No. 64, an existing two-story townhouse must first be demolished.
The NYC Housing Authority is planning to build an all-affordable building at the vacant 11,500 square-foot plot of land on the northwest corner of Myrtle Avenue and St Edwards Street, in Fort Greene, on the grounds of the Ingersoll Houses complex. According to DNAinfo, a community facility is planned on the ground floor. The building’s specifications will be determined once the City selects a developer by the end of 2015.