When the Fulton Transit Center opened last November, glowing reviews celebrated its 53-foot-wide oculus while lamenting its $1.4 billion price tag, which had doubled since the project’s inception several years before. Now, spokespeople from Westfield and the MTA tell YIMBY that retail will begin opening in the fall and continue through 2016. There will be about 20 stores ranging from retail and service providers to eateries and full service restaurants.
Bayside-based Medipia Realty has filed applications for a three-story mixed-use commercial building at 189-08 Northern Boulevard, in Auburndale, located three blocks from from the Auburndale LIRR station. The building will total 14,226 square feet, and will include 3,143 square feet of retail space (for two units) on the ground floor. In the cellar, second and third floors, heath care facilities will take up the remaining square-footage. Suk Hwan Kim’s Flushing-based “Design Group In H&K” is the applicant of record, and an existing single-story dining establishment must first be removed.
Ronkonkoma-based Browning Hotel Properties has proposed a six-story, 156-key Marriott hotel at the municipal parking lot on the corner of Broadway and Langdon Place, in Nassau County’s Lynbrook. Located a block away from the village’s LIRR station, the first three levels will house 306 parking spaces, 96 of which will be used by the hotel (the remaining set aside for municipal and commuter parking). According to Newsday, the village has signed an agreement with the developer for the land, and official plans will be filed in September.
Urban View Realty has filed applications for a four-story, six-unit residential building at 198 1/2 Kent Street, in Greenpoint, just around the corner to the G train’s Greenpoint Avenue stop. The building will measure 5,000 square feet, which works out to an average unit of 833 square feet. The fourth-floor unit also comes with a 5th floor penthouse. Woody Chen’s Infocus Design & Planning is the applicant of record, and an existing two-story home must first be demolished.
An anonymous LLC has filed applications for a two-story, six-unit residential building at 84 Oak Street, in Greenpoint, four blocks from the G train’s Greenpoint Avenue stop. The building will measure a total 10,000 square feet, although the configuration will be somewhat unique. Two units will be housed in a basement level, with a cellar located underneath, the first floor will have another two units, and two more units will span a mezzanine and floor number two. New Jersey-based Schneider Associates is the applicant of record, and permits have been filed to remove the site’s two-story structure.