Developer Louis Ceruzzi has already begun demolition work at his property at 520 Fifth Avenue. We now know that construction will begin before New Years on the 71-story Handel Architects-designed tower, courtesy of an interview Ceruzzi gave to the Commercial Observer. In the interview, he also gave an update on his development at 147 East 86th Street. He said there is much work to be done relating to the Second Avenue Subway project, but real work should start in March.
Permits have been filed to construct a new two-family home at 147-53A 231st Street in the Brookville section of Queens. The house would be 21-feet-tall with the two units spread across 2,726 square feet. That would mean an average unit size of 1,363 square feet. Each floor would have one unit and the first floor unit would also have access to the cellar. The Schedule A seems to indicate one parking space on the property. It is not near a subway line, but the Q111 and Q114 bus lines can be picked up less than a block away on 147th Avenue. Both Idlewild Park and Brookville Park are in close proximity. Sam Muratov is apparently the developer with Queens-based Russell L. Dance III the applicant of record. An existing 1.5-story home must be demolished.
Back in the winter, Toll Brothers closed on a property at 351 Broadway, at Leonard Street, in TriBeCa. Now we know what they want to do with it. According to filings, the plan is for a 210-foot, 19-story building at 91 Leonard Street. The building, which would wrap around on to Broadway, would cover a total of 160,845 square feet. There would be 153,047 square feet of residential space for 112 units, making for an average size of about 1,366 square feet.
Permits have been filed for a new eight-unit, five-story mixed-use building at 170 Marcy Avenue in Williamsburg, between Broadway and South 5th Street. It would be 47-feet-tall, and units will spread across 4,314 square feet, averaging a small 539 square feet apiece. There would be two apartments each on the second through fifth floors, and both the second floor and roof would have assembly areas for 75 people each. The first floor would have two retail spaces spanning 1,495 square feet.
Permits have been filed to construct a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 834 Quincy Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant. The spot is right next door to the Epiphany Church, down the street from the Brooklyn Excelsior Charter School, and around the corner from the NYPD’s 81st Precinct. The development would be 45 feet tall and have its seven apartments spread across 4,953 square feet. That would mean an average unit size of about 708 square feet.