Herman Weiser, doing business as a Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, five-unit mixed-use building at 687 Myrtle Avenue, in northwestern Bedford-Stuyvesant. Located four blocks north of the G train’s stop at Bedford-Nostrand Avs., the 6,036 square-foot project will include 1,681 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Residential units begin on the second floor and will average 871 square feet apiece. One of units on the fourth floor will also feature a fifth-floor penthouse, and Greenwich Village-based De-Jan Lu Architect is the applicant of record. An existing two-story townhouse must first be demolished.
Property owner David Rubin, doing business as an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, five-unit residential building at 149 Skillman Street, in northwestern Bedford-Stuyvesant, three blocks north of the Bedford-Nostrand Avs. stop on the G train. The 10,000 square-foot structure would rise on a 50-foot-wide vacant lot and boast family-sized units averaging 2,000 square feet apiece. The project will likely cater to the Hasidic population, who notably populate this part of Bed-Stuy and, to the north, South Williamsburg. Greenwich Village-based De-Jan Lu Architect is the architect of record.
Property Markets Group and the Hakim Organization have purchased the roughly 34,000 square-foot property at 42-50 24th Street, in the Queens Plaza section of Long Island City, for $69 million. The site boasts approximately 270,000 square feet of development rights that could go towards a mixed-use project. The property is currently occupied by a taxi company and their old single-story building, although plans for the future have not been disclosed, per The Real Deal. The same developers recently topped out their 44-story, 391-unit mixed-use project a block to the north at 23-10 Queens Plaza South.
In the borderlands of East New York and Lindenwood, where Brooklyn meets Queens, property owner Luz Perez Ortiz has filed applications for two two-family residential buildings at 1460-1462 Blake Avenue. The development would measure 7,272 square feet in total, and its four residential units would average a spacious 1,818 square feet apiece. Each structure would rise three stories in height, although units would be located on the upper two levels only. The neighborhood, dubbed The Hole, is frequently subject to flooding and is severely disinvested in by the city. The site, however, is located just west of the most sunken streets, some of which are 30 feet below grade. Felix Tambasco’s Brooklyn-based Sears Tambasco Architecture is the applicant of record.
Steiner Studios, the city’s largest movie production complex, has filed new building applications for a big new facility at 15 Washington Avenue in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.