Developers are rushing to file plans for hotels before the city’s new rules on hotel construction in manufacturing areas go into effect. The latest project we can add to the list is 2632 West 13th Street, planned deep in southern Brooklyn, in a particularly desolate part of Gravesend.
Property owner Alexander Olch is currently converting the former warehouse at 7 Ludlow Street, on the Lower East Side, into a two-story, two-screen movie theater, according to Bowery Boogie. The 8,853 square-foot theater, dubbed the Metrograph, will include a bookshop, a café, a lounge, and a restaurant, DNAinfo reports. Work is now focused on the interior of the structure and opening is currently slated for February 19, 2016. Daniel Margulies’ Garment District-based Margulies Houlzki Architecture is the architect of record.
In mid-2014, YIMBY reported on applications for a 13-story, 24-unit mixed-use building at 32-06 Astoria Boulevard, in central Astoria, located a stone’s throw away from the N/Q trains’ stop on the same street. Lambros Houliaras, head of Astoria-based Double T Corp., recently scaled down the project and is now planning a six-story, 27-unit building. The 26,016 square-foot structure would include 4,273 and 743 square feet of retail and medical offices, respectively, on the ground floor. Beginning on the second floor, residential units would average a rental-sized 778 square feet apiece. The building will feature a rooftop terrace, and Long Island-based Constantine Efstathiou is the architect of record.
Property owner Thomas Mulzac, doing business as a Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for two four-story, multi-unit residential buildings at 766-768 Macon Street, in Ocean Hill, located three blocks from the Halsey Street stop on the J train. Each one will measure 4,983 square feet each, although one will contain four units and the other will have five units. Across the entire development, units will average 1,107 square feet apiece, which means both rentals or condos may be in the works. Michael McCaw’s Brooklyn-based McCaw Michael Ivanhoe Architect is the architect of record.
The Greenburgh Town Board has approved a deal to sell the former Frank’s Nursery property at 715 Dobbs Ferry Road, in the southern Westchester County town of Greenburgh, to Capital Seniors Housing LLC for $3.5 million. According to Westfair, the developer hopes to build a 90- to 100-unit assisted living facility for seniors on the 6.89-acre site. The town has put forward no more than $2 million to help remediate the property and Capital will have up to two years to receive the proper approvals and permits for construction. The property will not have to be rezoned, something the Board favored when they reviewed plans put forth by other developers. One such proposal called for a 200-unit apartment complex.