Brooklyn-based Velocity Framers has filed permits to built a new four-story, eight-unit residential building at 2825 Snyder Avenue in the borough’s East Flatbush neighborhood. It’s about a block from the Church Av 2/5 stop. The filing is for a 45-foot-tall building, which would make the four-story number work. However, the filing only lists 2,595 square feet of residential space out of a total of 5,667 square feet. The latter number being more likely, it would mean average units of about 708 square feet. The Schedule A lists two units per floor. Velocity Framers is also the applicant of record. An existing two-story house will have to be demolished.
William Caleo, on behalf of National Brokerage, has filed plans to construct a five-story, 50-foot, 12-unit residential building at 719 6th Avenue in Brooklyn’s South Slope neighborhood. That’s between 21st and 22nd Streets. The units would be spread across 15,302 square feet, meaning an average size of about 1,275 square feet. There would be one unit on the first floor, three units each on the second through fourth floors, and two units on the fifth floor.
Long Island City is bursting with new residential towers, but it has few large commercial spaces that could accommodate grocery stores, drug stores, or gyms. Today, YIMBY has a look at the planned renovation for a commercial building at 27-35 Jackson Avenue, which could help fill that retail hole and attract a valuable tenant.
If you’ve been reading YIMBY regularly for the past month or so, you’ve read about the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s backlog of 95 items calendared prior to 2010. Rounding out our coverage of their first step in clearing that backlog is a property in Washington Heights, near the George Washington Bridge in Upper Manhattan. The property in question: the former Loew’s 175th Street Theater at 4140 Broadway.
The city’s second-oldest cast iron building has emerged from its scaffolding at 93 Reade Street in Tribeca. The six-story structure, named Obsidian House, is slowly undergoing a conversion from rentals to condos.