North Development Group has purchased the development assemblage spanning 286-306 Wythe Avenue, in northwestern Williamsburg, for $26.5 million, according to Commercial Observer. The new owner plans to build a mixed-use project of 40 to 50 residential units with retail and community space; the site has 51,200 square feet of development rights. The existing single-story warehouses will be demolished, which is a departure from previously filed plans calling for an expansion of the structures.
Early in November, renderings surfaced of the planned 12-story redevelopment of the single-story commercial building at 225 East Houston Street, on the Lower East Side, and now applications have been filed for the expansion project. The existing 17,471 square-foot property will be expanded to 41,000 square feet. The development will include a 6,800 square-foot ground-floor retail component and its 38 residential units will average 900 square feet apiece. Bluarch Architecture is responsible for the most recent renderings, but that firm is no longer working with the property owner, per Bowery Boogie; Rogers Architects is the architect of record. The existing former Provident Loan Society building is not a city landmark, but preservationist Christian Emanuel has filed a request for evaluation (RFE) with the Landmarks Preservation Commission.
Eric Orlofsky, doing business as an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, six-unit residential building at 83 Eagle Street, in northern Greenpoint, eight blocks north of the G train’s stop at Greenpoint Avenue. The first floor will have one unit and the next two floors will accommodate two units each. The last unit will span the fourth floor along with a fifth-floor penthouse, according to the Schedule A. Douglas Pulaski’s Brooklyn-based Bricolage Designs is the applicant of record, and an existing single-story structure must first be demolished.
Over the summer, YIMBY reported on applications for a 28-story, 296-unit residential building with retail space at 45-40 Vernon Boulevard, in Long Island City’s Hunters Point neighborhood. Renderings surfaced last week of the ShoP-designed project, which will actually include two additional new buildings, taking the form of smaller 14- and eight-story structures. Also, the existing and dilapidated four-story Paragon factory will be redeveloped rather than razed. A zoning variance must first be obtained, and besides the Paragon factory, other warehouses will need to be demolished. Simon Baron Development and Quadrum Global are developing.
Community Access has filed applications for a 14-story, 126-unit apartment building at 111 East 172nd Street, in Mount Eden, located a few blocks north of the 170th Street stops on the B, D, and 4 trains. The structure will measure 107,272 square feet in total, which means apartments will average 851 square feet apiece. Units will be rented at below-market rates, with some being designated for mental health and additions patients. Brooklyn-based Peter Woll is the architect of record. The block-thru site consists of a single-story building and a three-story townhouse, which first have to be demolished.