In August, YIMBY reported on the Landmarks Preservation Commission calendaring two buildings in Brooklyn that sit between two existing historic districts. On Tuesday, the process of preserving 181 Montague Street and 185 Montague Street took a step forward, as the commission held public hearings on their designations.
Development rarely happens in eastern Queens near the Long Island border, but one developer has staked a claim in Queens Village, a suburban neighborhood next to Nassau County. New building applications were filed last week for an eight-story hotel at 95-10 218th Street, across the street from the Queens Village stop on the Long Island Rail Road. The building will practically touch the elevated rail tracks once it rises on a lot between Jamaica and 98th avenues. The plans call for 68 hotel rooms squeezed into 21,108 square feet of commercial space. An average room there would measure just over 300 square feet. The cellar would hold four rooms, and each of the upper floors would have eight rooms.
The City Council has voted to approve a 15-story, 400-unit mixed-use development planned at 127 East 107th Street, located on the southern end of East Harlem. The vote essentially represents the completion of the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) for the project, which awaits Mayor Bill de Blasio’s signature. The project, dubbed Lexington Gardens II, will encompass 411,725 square feet and will be built on much of the block bound by East 107th and 108th streets and Park and Lexington avenues.
BK Developers and RYBAK Development have acquired, for $11.5 million, the development site at 88 Withers Street, located on the corner of Leonard Street in northern Williamsburg, Real Estate Weekly reported. The site boasts plans, green-lighted by the Department of Buildings in 2015, for a nine-story, 33-unit mixed-use project measuring 39,815 square feet. The new building would include 2,768 square feet of ground-floor retail space, followed by residential units on the third through ninth floors. The apartments should average 938 square feet apiece, which means either condominiums or rentals could be in the works. Platt Byard Dovell White Architects is the architect. When YIMBY visited the site in the spring, the site’s former single-story warehouse had been demolished.
Michael Shvo and Victor Group knocked down a gas station at 239 10th Avenue in Chelsea last year to make way for a glassy condo building. Now workers are installing facade panels on the building, which is under construction at the corner of West 24th Street.