Early last year, The Brooklyn Paper reported the landmarked two-story building at 360 3rd Avenue, in Gowanus, was falling into neglect by its owners, who previously agreed to restore the building. Now, the structure finally appears to have received work, Curbed reports. The building has received an artificial white-stone façade, although interior work is likely still underway. No known tenants have planned to lease the property yet, although the building is also on the market to be sold.
Late last year, YIMBY reported on applications for a 10-story, 428-unit residential building at 30-17 40th Avenue, in northern Long Island City, and now Curbed reports the Lightstone Group is the developer. Per filings with the DOB, the building will measure 293,703 square feet, but that only includes a portion of the building’s entire area, which will measure 413,000 square feet in total. Retail space will also measure 3,181 square feet on the ground floor. The project will be made up of studios, one-, and two-bedroom units, as well as 22,000 square feet of amenity space. Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel Architects is the applicant of record, and completion is expected in 2017.
Property owner Avraham Tarshish has filed applications for a three-story, 8,600 square-foot mixed-use commercial building at 1693 Flatbush Avenue, in Flatlands, six blocks from the 2 and 5 trains’ stop at Flatbush Avenue/Brooklyn College. The project will have 4,131 square feet of retail space on the ground and second floors, in addition to a 4,469 square-foot health care facility on the second and third floors. Richard Walsh’s Brooklyn-based Citiscape Consulting is the applicant of record.
New building applications have been filed for nearly 300 units of affordable housing on city-owned lots near where the elevated 3 and L trains intersect on Livonia Avenue in East New York. It turns out that these plans are Phase II of the city’s big Livonia Commons project, which will bring 791 deeply affordable units, retail and community space to a rather desolate stretch of the neighborhood.
Ana Eskreis, head of Max Studio, has filed applications for a four-story, two-unit residential building at 39 South Elliott Place, in Fort Greene. That’s steps away from the G train’s Fulton Street stop and the C train’s Lafayette Avenue stop. The building will measure 2,472 square feet in total. Triplex units will span the cellar through second floors and a duplex will take up the upper two floors. The project is being designed in-house.