John Kivotidis, head of Kivo Realty, has filed applications for a five-story, nine-unit residential building at 29-28 Newtown Avenue, in central Astoria, two blocks from the N and Q trains’ stop at 30th Avenue. The building will total 6,388 square feet, which means units will average a rental-sized 710 square feet apiece. Sugnam Chang’s Bensonhurst-based Basic Groups Corp. is the applicant of record, and an existing single-story building must first be demolished.
Construction has started on an eight-acre, 140-slip marina between Piers 4 and 5 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, in Brooklyn Heights, according to The Wall Street Journal. Edgewater Resources LLC and SUTL Group are building the marina, and instead of drilling into the seabed, concrete blocks and Seaflex cord are being used to anchor the dock. The boating dock is being dubbed One° 15 Brooklyn Marina, and 145 people have already signed memberships with the developers. Opening is expected next spring.
As Midwood’s Orthodox and immigrant communities grow, residential construction will keep booming, and with it, commercial development. The latest example of economic progress in the working class Brooklyn neighborhood are two substantial retail and medical office expansions at 1989 and 2003 Coney Island Avenue, between Avenue P and Quentin Road.
Staten Island-based United Land Construction has filed applications for a three-story, 25,887 square-foot school at 1221 Forest Hill Road, in New Springville, on Staten Island. The building will include classrooms, offices, a cafeteria, gymnasium, auditorium, library and pool, according to the schedule A. It’s going to be built on an 85-foot-wide lot on the periphery of the neighborhood, which currently borders woods, and a small home must first be demolished. Stanley Krebushevski’s SMK Architect is the applicant of record.
Carmine Cautella, head of Staten Island-based FJN Development Corp., has filed applications for two two-family residential buildings at 88-90 Craig Avenue, in Tottenville, four blocks from the Nassau station on the Staten Island Railroad. Located on the Island’s southernmost tip, the buildings will measure 2,474 square feet apiece, which means full-floor units will average 1,237 square feet each; the units will be restricted to the second and third floors in both buildings. Stanley Krebushevski’s SMK Architect is the applicant of record, and demolition recently began on an existing two-story house.