The city’s Economic Development Corporation has announced plans to develop Downtown Brooklyn’s first new office building since the neighborhood was rezoned in 2004. The new development at 420 Albee Square will bring 400,000 square feet of commercial space to a site across the street from City Point, between Willoughby and Fulton Streets.
A two-story building on the Lower East side is being converted into 4,288 square feet of commercial space. Cheuk Fan Cheung, doing business as an anonymous LLC, is behind the project at 290 Grand Street, according to Bowery Boogie. The ground floor will continue to house retail space while the second floor is being rebuilt as office space. A new façade appears to be in the works, and Jianxiong Wang’s JW Engineering Consulting is the applicant of record. Completion is expected in the spring of 2016.
Early last month, a partial rendering was revealed of the planned five-story, 32-unit residential project at 280 St. Marks Avenue, in Prospect Heights. Now, with sales having officially launched, additional renderings have been released, per Real Estate Weekly. DXA Studio is designing the building, which will reportedly be clad in nearly 16,000 Petersen Kolumba ceramic bricks. Condos units will come in one- to four-bedroom arrangements, and there will be six penthouses as well as two townhouse-style duplex units. DNA Development is behind the project, which should be complete in late 2016.
Staten Island-based Mzx Group Inc. has filed applications for a seven-story, 13,182 square-foot ambulatory, diagnostic and healthcare treatment facility at 867 53rd Street, in eastern Sunset Park, located nine blocks north of the N train’s stop at 8th Avenue. The project appears to have taken advantage of bonus FAR available because it is a community facility. Hui Zeng’s Queens-based ABC Engineering is the applicant of record, and permits were filed in October to demolish an existing two-story, two-unit brick apartment.
Realnet Holding LLC, based in Great Neck, has filed applications for two small multi-family residential buildings at 758 East 223rd Street, in Williamsbridge, located three blocks north of the 2 and 5 trains’ stop at…