As the de Blasio administration walks back its plan to redevelop the auto shops and junkyards in Willets Point, community groups next door in Flushing are fighting their own battle over the city’s plan to upzone a short, heavily polluted swath of industrial waterfront near the end of the 7 train.
Property owner Hui Shi has filed applications for a four-story, two-unit mixed-use building at 5122 9th Avenue, near 52nd Street, on the borderlands of Sunset and Borough Park. The building will measure 5,080 square feet, and includes a 1,323 square-foot health care facility on the ground floor. Residential units will average 1,880 square-feet each above, one taking up the second and third floor, and another spanning the fourth and a fifth-floor penthouse. Flushing-based Success Best Design is the applicant of record, and an existing two-story structure must first be demolished.
Moishe Braver, of Hold Bushwick, LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, 21-unit mixed-use building at 408 Evergreen Avenue, in central Bushwick, located five blocks from the J and Z trains’ stop at Gates Avenue. The building will measure a total 18,485 square feet, and includes 2,513 square feet of health care facility on the ground floor. Residential units, averaging 880 square feet apiece, will begin on the second floor, with seven per level through the top floor. Karl Fischer is the architect of record.
Rego Park-based East Coast Realty has filed applications for a five-story, 10-unit residential building at 1204 St. Marks Avenue, in eastern Crown Heights, six blocks in either direction to the A/C or 3/4/5 trains’ stop at Utica Avenue. The building will measure a total 6,346 square feet, with units averaging a rental-sized 635 square feet apiece; two units will share part of the fifth floor and a sixth-floor penthouse. Woody Chen’s Infocus Design & Planning is the applicant of record, and a two-story townhouse, acquired for $640,000 in June, must first be demolished.
Late last year, a four-story, eight-unit residential building topped-out at 672 Halsey Street, in eastern Bedford-Stuyvesant, and now, Brownstoner reports the façade as wrapped up. To the right at 670 Halsey Street, a four-story, seven-unit building has also recently topped out. Black Pearl Holding LLC is developing those two properties. Adjacent to No. 670, construction has not yet begun on Tomer Erlich’s planned four-story, four-unit building at 668 Halsey Street. Jamaica-based Banji Awosika Architect is the architect of record for all three developments.