Now that the city has started public review for the East New York rezoning, developers have begun pushing even deeper into the neighborhood, close to the border with Queens. New building applications have now been filed for one of these far-flung projects at 731-735 Autumn Avenue, a block west of the MTA’s Pitkin Avenue Yard.
The St. Luke’s School is planning to expand their 40,000 square-foot facility at 487 Hudson Street, in the West Village, by 20,000 square feet, according to Commercial Observer. The addition will include a glassbox theater, an expanded gym, and additional classrooms, but will have to be built atop a new foundation over the existing three story building. The school recently extended their lease for another 49 years at the property.
Back in August, Blesso Properties purchased the Lincoln Savings Bank building at 525-545 Broadway, in southern Williamsburg, and now the developer has filed applications to expand the 60,300 square-foot building by six stories and 38,000 square feet. The expanded building will have 53,403 square feet of commercial space, which will comprise both office and retail, in addition to a 6,212 square-foot day care on the ground floor. The project also includes 36 residential units, beginning on the fifth floor and averaging 1,075 square feet apiece. Garrison Architects is the architect of record.
Two years ago, Barnard College announced its plans to demolish its library, Lehman Hall, and build an 11-story teaching and learning center in its place. Now the women’s college has filed applications for a 12-story building at 32 Claremont Avenue, mid-block between 116th and 119th Streets.
Jian Hui Chen, doing business as an LLC, has filed applications for two two-family residential buildings at 71-73 Dahlgren Place, in southern Bay Ridge, adjacent to the Gowanus Expressway. Each building will measure 2,800 square feet, which means the full-floor units will average a spacious 1,400 square feet apiece. Theeshiun Ken’s Borough Park-based Basic Group Consulting is the applicant of record, and the site’s two-story townhouse predecessors were demolished in 2014.