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.
Brooklyn-based Shaye Brauner has filed applications for a three-story, two-unit building at 2040 57th Street, and a three-story, single-family residence at 2044 57th Street, in Mapleton. The two-family building will measure 5,033 square feet, with one unit across the first floor and the second unit spanning the second and third floors. The adjacent single-family home will measure 5,002 square feet. Salvatore Vincenti’s Cornerstone Designs is responsible for both buildings. The site’s old single-family home was demolished late last year.
A sprawling seven-story residential building may replace a cluster of warehouses and office buildings at 22 Eckford Street, next to McCarren Park in Greenpoint.