As part launching the New York State Grown & Certified program, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced plans for a new 120,000-square-foot food facility, dubbed Greenmarket Regional Food Hub. It will be located at an undisclosed location along Food Center Drive in the South Bronx’s Hunts Point section and will have processing facilities and a farmer’s market, Crain’s reported. The food hub, expected to cost $20 million, is scheduled to be completed sometime in 2017. Food products will be delivered to the Hunts Point location from small- to mid-sized farms throughout upstate New York. A 100,000-square-foot expansion is planned at the Baldor Specialty Foods facility at 155 Food Center Drive, although it’s unclear if the two projects are connected.
Though a renovation would be welcome at one pre-Civil War residential building in the city’s first historic district, it will have to wait. Last Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission took no action on a proposal for 152 Henry Street, in the Brooklyn Heights Historic District.
Construction has topped out on two six-story, 16-unit residential buildings at 755-765 Bedford Avenue, in northwestern Bedford-Stuyvesant. Progress on the construction can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums by user Waymon_Womano. Each of the buildings measure 34,141 square feet, although the amount of residential space isn’t given. It’s very likely the average unit will measure over 1,000 square feet, which means apartments with family-sized configurations are probably in the works. Amenities in each building will include a nine-car parking garage in the cellar, recreational spaces on the ground floor, and a rooftop terrace. Brooklyn-based Goldstone Amber Realty is the developer and Fred W. Torrico’s Maspeth-based architectural firm is the architect of record. At some point, Torrico replaced Karl Fischer, who initially filed plans with the Buildings Department, as the architect. Completion can probably be expected closer to 2017.
Property owner Shameer Ally has filed applications for a four-story, two-unit residential building at 331 Beach 66th Street, in Arverne. That’s a neighborhood located along the Rockaways in Queens. The project will measure 4,500 square feet. There will be one residential unit on the second floor, followed by another unit on the third and fourth floors. The ground floor won’t contain residential space and will likely be built to withstand floodwaters. There will also be two off-street parking spaces. Bakhtiar Shamloo’s Kew Gardens-based Tabriz Design Group is the architect of record. The 40-foot-wide, 4,000-square-foot property is currently vacant. The Beach 67th Street stop on the A train is a block away.
The Cheder School, a high school located at 401 Elmwood Avenue in northern Midwood, has filed applications for a two-story, 12-unit student dormitory on the adjacent lot at 323 Elmwood Avenue. It will measure 7,842 square feet and its dorm rooms should average 532 square feet apiece. Amenities include bike storage and laundry facilities. David Y. Shteierman’s Financial District-based DJ Associates Architect is the architect of record. The 80-foot-wide, 6,673-square-foot property is currently occupied by a two-and-a-half-story house. Demolition permits were filed back in February. The Avenue I stop on the F train is three blocks away.