Yosef Streicher, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for a five-story, 20,421-square-foot mixed-use commercial building at 5501 New Utrecht Avenue, in the heart of Borough Park. The ground floor will host 3,200 square feet of retail space, followed by a 171-child daycare center on the second and third floors, and medical offices on the fourth and fifth floors. Charles Mallea’s Brooklyn-based M Architecture is the architect of record. The irregularly-shaped, 3,351-square-foot lot, at the corner of 55th Street, is currently occupied by a single-story commercial building. Demolition permits haven’t yet been filed. The site is located directly below the 55th Street stop on the D train.
In November, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the lifting and reconfiguration of the landmarked Palace Theater at 1564 Broadway. Now, thanks to EB-5 documents, we have full renderings of what the DoubleTree Hotel site surrounding it will look like once the redevelopment is finished.
In April, developer Matthew Adell shelled out $28 million for an odd-looking, five-story townhouse at 27 East 79th Street on the Upper East Side. Now, he plans to build a 15-story condo building on the property, which is three doors down from former Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s mansion at 17 East 29th Street.
A long-vacant South Bronx lot in Highbridge may become new housing. Building applications were filed last week to develop eight stories of apartments at 1285 Edward L Grant Highway, on the corner of West 169th Street.
Construction is wrapping up on the eight-story, 16-unit mixed-use building under development at 596 Washington Avenue (a.k.a. 863 Atlantic Avenue), in southern Clinton Hill. The structure measures 13,103 square feet. It will host 1,165 square feet of ground-floor retail space, followed by seven floors of rental apartments above. The apartments should average 727 square feet apiece, and some of them will be duplexes. Amenities include laundry facilities, storage for bikes, and a common rooftop recreational area, and all of the apartments feature some form of private outdoor space. Jacob Shwimmer’s CGS Builders is the developer and Christopher Dierig’s Midtown South-based S3 Architecture is the behind the design. Occupancy can probably be expected in the next few months. The project has largely escaped the media’s spotlight and has risen quietly since crews broke ground back in October of 2014.