Harlen Housing Associates, owner of the 214-unit Section 8 building at 560 Lenox Avenue in northern Harlem, has been planning a second facility on the adjacent lot at 70 West 139th Street for nearly a decade. Now, construction loans have been obtained for the eight-story, 64-unit project, according to Harlem+Bespoke. The building will measure 55,355 square feet in total, which includes 1,878 square feet of community space on the ground floor, and 42 of the 64 units will be designated as affordable. Peter Franzese Design and Engineering is the applicant of record.
L+M Development and Hornig Capital Partners have filed applications for a 12-story, 133-unit mixed-use building at 4439 Third Avenue in Belmont, between East 181st and 182nd Streets. All of the residential units will rent at below-market rates, and average a relatively spacious 955 square feet apiece. Another 11,425 square feet of communal facility space will operate on the ground floor, and Dattner Architects is designing.
Property owner Simon Lichtenstien has filed applications for a four-story residential development on a sliver of land at 800-830 Empire Boulevard, on the border of Crown Heights and East Flatbush. Located six blocks south of the Utica Avenue stop on the 3, 4 and 5 trains, the project will total 36 residential units across 21,339 square feet. Units will average a very small 593 square feet apiece, and will technically be broken up into two buildings, with 16 and 20 units, respectively. Rego Park-based Grigori Zinkevitch is the architect of record, and a single-story structure must first be demolished.
Roughly a year ago, YIMBY reported on applications for a mysterious 13-story commercial building at 308 West 40th Street in the Garment District. Now, new permits have been filed for a 21-story, 60-key hotel. It appears the project has changed hands since last year, with Bing Chui — doing business as 308 Realty Holding LLC — listed as the owner,. Noel Wong’s Long Island-based ADB Associates is the architect of record, and the hotel will measure just 17,410 square feet, rising on a 25-foot-wide lot. Rooms will average 290 square feet each, and an old tenement building was demolished in 2013.
Applications for a hotel development date as far back as 2012 at 38-22 28th Street, in northern Long Island City, but the developer — Long Island-based Amit Veeramachaneni — has since withdrawn those and filed for fresh permits. The hotel will rise four stories and contain 51 rooms, which will spread across 14,036 square feet, averaging 275 square feet apiece. Flushing-based Michael Kang is designing, and two small townhouses were demolished in 2014 to make way for the project.