The Resorts World Casino is proposing to expand their two-story, 330,000-square-foot building — located on the grounds of the Aqueduct Racetrack at 110-00 Rockaway Boulevard, in South Ozone Park, Queens — by roughy 420,000 square feet. The expansion would include an additional 1,000 video lottery terminals, a 400-key hotel, a 20,000-square-foot spa & resort, and at least 140,000 square feet of convention and meeting space, the Wall Street Journal reported. The expansion would be built immeadiately west of the existing casino, where a parking lot is currently located. The proposal would also leave room for the expanded facility to be further expanded with even more retail and casino spaces. The plans must be approved by the Franchise Oversight Board and the New York State Gaming Commission. With proper approvals, completion is expected in early 2019. The casino is connected to the A train’s Aqueduct Racetrack stop via a pedestrian bridge.
Construction has topped out on the 12-story, 178,958-square-foot medical facility-office building under development at 620 Fulton Street, in Downtown Brooklyn, as seen in photos posted to the YIMBY Forums by JC_Heights. The project is being built by the New York Hotel Trades & Hotel Association of New York City Employee Benefit Fund, which is an organization that provides medical and social services to hotel union workers. It will serve as their Brooklyn branch. Health care facilities, totaling 65,000 square feet, will be located on the ground through fifth floors, followed by 70,000 square feet of office space on the sixth through 11th floors. There will also be 20,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor and a restaurant. TriBeCa-based Francis Cauffman is behind the design. Façade installation has not yet begun, although completion is expected before 2017.
Staten Island-based Mitchell Pacifico has filed applications for two three-story, two-family houses at 83-87 Alberta Avenue, in Travis-Chelsea, on Staten Island’s West Shore. Each will measure 2,226 square feet and their residential units should average 940 square feet apiece. There will be one apartment on the ground floor of each structure, followed by another unit across the second and third levels. Amenities include a total of six off-street parking spots, two of which will be housed in separate, single-car garages. Peter J. Calvanico’s Staten Island-based Calvanico Associates is the architect of record. The 12,540-square-foot plot, located on the corner of Wild Avenue, is currently occupied by a single-story house, although the new structures might be built behind the house. The site is a few blocks from the West Shore Expressway.
Queens-based property owner Robert Ustayev has filed applications for a four-story, four-unit residential building at 64-60 Austin Street, in Rego Park. The structure will measure 6,221 square feet and its residential units should average 1,244 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. The project will feature a townhouse-style apartment across the ground and second floors, followed by a single apartment on the third floor, and two units on the fourth floor. Robert Bahary’s Great Neck-based Bahary Architecture is the architect of record. The 19-foot-wide, 1,914-square-foot lot is currently occupied by a two-story brick house. The 63rd Drive-Rego Park stop on the M and R trains is five blocks away.
Zhen Wei Guo has filed applications for a four-story, two-unit mixed-use building at 750 52nd Street, in Sunset Park. The project will measure 3,985 square feet and will include 1,239 square feet of medical offices on the ground and cellar levels. On the floors above, there will be one residential unit on the second floor, followed by another unit across the third and fourth floors. The units should average a spacious 1,373 square feet apiece, indicative of family-sized apartments. Ying H. Li’s Brooklyn-based City Building NY Architect is the architect of record. The 20-foot-wide, 2,003-square-foot lot is currently occupied by a two-story townhouse. Demolition permits have not been filed. The site is located four blocks from the 53rd Street stop on the R train.