In December 2000, the city evicted 60 tenants from an illegally converted loft building at 247 Water Street in Dumbo, and landlord Joshua Guttman ultimately bought out the renters for $30,000 each. When he applied to legalize the building’s apartments, the city denied his request, and a week later, a mysterious four-alarm fire raged through brick factory. Now, after years of sitting vacant and boarded up, the five-story building between Bridge and Gold Streets may become office space.
Heritage Real Estate Partners has filed applications for a seven-story, 36-unit mixed-use building at the vacant plot of land at 306 West 142nd Street, in northern Harlem. The building will measure 39,207 gross square feet, and 2,036 square feet on the ground floor will be used for a community business facility. Each residential unit will average about 1,000 square feet, which could yield rentals or condos, and Montroy Andersen DeMarco is designing.
In May, YIMBY reported on filings for an eight-story, 119-unit mixed-use building at 1134 Fulton Street, in southwestern Bedford-Stuyvesant, and now Brownstoner has the Karl-Fisher-designed reveal. The building will actually be 11 stories, and an affordable housing component will boost the number of residential units to 189. Commercial space will measure nearly 18,500 square feet, where a grocery store is expected. Joseph Brunner is developing, and an existing two-story building must first be demolished.
Property owner Syed Imamuddin has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 92-11 48th Avenue, in eastern Elmhurst. The building will measure 6,520 square feet, which translates into an average unit size of 815 square feet. Sandor Weiss, of Gelu Durus Musica, is the architect of record, and the existing three-story, three-unit structure must first be demolished.
Lazer Waldman, doing business under an LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 985 Willoughby Avenue, just north of the Central Avenue subway stop in northern Bushwick. The building will measure 6,725 square feet, which puts the average unit at roughly 840 square feet. Charles Mallea’s M Architecture is designing, and demo permits were recently filed for the existing two-story, two-unit townhouse.