In May of 2014, YIMBY revealed renderings of the mixed-use redevelopment of the dilapidated five-story former school building at 2269 First Avenue in the East Village, and now construction is underway, per Harlem+Bespoke. The existing 69,093 square foot building will be expanded by 25,000 square feet and four stories, and will contain 90 residential units and 3,995 square feet of ground-floor retail space once complete. Acuity Capital Partners is developing, and Issac & Stern Architects is designing.
Ocean Hill-based Yossef Koral has filed applications for a four-story, four-unit residential building at 1089 Dekalb Avenue, in eastern Bedford-Stuyvesant, two blocks from the J train’s Kosciuszko Street stop. After an existing 2.5-story townhouse is demolished, the new building will measure 3,649 square feet, which means the full-floor units will average a relatively generous 912 square feet apiece. Flavio Barros’ Long Island City-based CB Engineering is the applicant of record.
Fortis Property Group will spend the next year or two haggling with the city and the Cobble Hill community over its plan to build towers as tall as 40 stories on the former Long Island College Hospital campus. But in the meantime, the developer is moving forward with smaller pieces of the project, by filing plans for a new crop of townhouses at 88 Amity Street, between Henry and Hicks Streets.
Queens-based Talwinder Parmar is currently constructing a four-story, 46-key Comfort Inn hotel at 1766 East 49th Street, in southern Flatlands, on a vacant lot between Avenues N and O. The building will total 9,995 square feet, and rooms will average 217 square feet apiece. Jamaica-based Manish Savani is the architect of record. According to the Brooklyn Daily, local residents are concerned the hotel is being built to house homeless people through a city program. Applications were filed for the project late last year.
R&D Equity has filed applications for a three-story, two-unit residential building at 88 Bleecker Street, in central Bushwick, three blocks from the Knickerbocker Avenue stop on the M train. The building will measure 2,992 square feet on the 17-foot-wide lot. One unit will take up the ground floor, while a second unit will span the second and third floors, in addition to a fourth-floor penthouse. Jamaica-based Banji Awosika Architect is the applicant of record.