Towards the end of last summer, foundation work was underway for a six-story, 79-unit affordable residential building at 1700 Broadway, in Ocean Hill, a block from the Chauncey Street stop on the J and C trains. Now, the structure is five stories above street level, per Brownstoner, and another six-story, 55-unit affordable building by the same developers is four stories up a block to the north, at 1676 Broadway. All units will be rented at well below-market rates and 7,200 square feet of ground-floor retail space is planned. Services for the Underserved and Alembic Community Development are developing, while Peter Woll is the architect. Completion is expected in early 2016.
Back in October of 2014, YIMBY reported on applications for an eight-story, 134-unit mixed-use building at 2351 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard, in Harlem, and then we brought you renderings of a redevelopment proposal that would have saved the dilapidating Harlem Renaissance Ballroom from demolition. Since then, the ballroom has been demolished, and now developer BRP Companies has landed a $53.2 million loan to build the project, according to Commercial Observer. Construction is reportedly underway, with completion expected in 2017.
Midtown-based PS-5 Development has filed applications for a four-story, four-unit residential building at 356 Baltic Street, in Cobble Hill, four blocks south of the Bergen Street stop on the F and G trains. The project will measure 4,897 square feet in total, which means full-floor units will average 1,224 square feet apiece, indicative of condos. The unit on the fourth floor will also include a fifth-floor penthouse. Anthony Morena’s Midtown-based Arch + Dev Mortar is the architect of record. A single-story garage structure must first be demolished.
Back in 2014, YIMBY reported on filings for a seven-story, 24-unit residential building at 1044 Bedford Avenue, in western Bedford-Stuyvesant, and renderings surfaced of the project earlier this year. But this past October, Prime Rok Real Estate acquired the site for $5.26 million, according to DNAinfo, and their in-house team has made slight design changes. The latest plans retain what was previously approved – that the majority of rental units will have one- and two-bedroom configurations. Construction is expected to begin later this month and should be finished by 2017.
Property owner Lipa Rubin, doing business as an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 1355 Putnam Avenue, in central Bushwick, six blocks from the Gates Avenue stop on the J and Z trains. The structure will measure 4,023 square feet on the vacant, 18-foot-wide lot, and units will average a rental-sized 575 square feet apiece. One of the fourth-floor units will also feature a fifth-floor penthouse, according to the Schedule A. Boaz Golani’s Bronx-based BMG Design Build is the applicant of record.