A lovely old house on the Upper West Side is headed for a conversion from eight-unit apartment building to single-family residence. However, that can’t happen until the plan get the stamp of approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission, and that did not happen at Tuesday’s public hearing on the matter.
An Upper West Side-based property owner has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential project at 102 Somers Street, in Ocean Hill. The new building will measure 8,140 square feet and its residential units should average 701 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. There will be two apartments across the ground floor and associated mezzanine level, followed by two apartments on each of the second and third floors, and two more apartments across the fourth floor and associated upper mezzanine level. Gerald J. Caliendo’s Briarwood-based firm is the architect of record. The 1,875-square-foot plot is vacant.
An anonymous College Point-based LLC has filed applications for a three-story, two-unit mixed-use building at 18-15 College Point Boulevard, in College Point. The project will measure 5,000 square feet. There will be 1,055 square feet of retail and 950 square feet of medical office space on the ground floor. The two floors above will contain two full-floor residential units. The apartments should average a family-sized 1,473 square feet apiece. Benjamin B. Lam’s Queens-based Lam & Lam Engineering is the applicant of record. The 2,500-square-foot plot was occupied by a three-story building until August of last year, when a fire forced the structure to be demolished.
Ferrara Brothers is planning to begin construction later this year on a new concrete production facility at 740 Third Avenue, located between 23rd and 24th streets in Sunset Park. The New York City Economic Development Corporation selected the Ferrara Brothers to utilize the 102,247-square-foot waterfront industrial site.
Multi-family development is growing on Staten Island’s eastern shore. Last month YIMBY revealed plans for 400 apartments on an industrial site along Edgewater Street in Rosebank. Now we’ve spotted building applications for a 72-unit residential project at 80 Scarboro Avenue, just a few blocks south of the big Edgewater Street development.