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.
Hollis, Queens-based US Premier Builders has filed applications for two two-family residential buildings at 923-935 East 222nd Street, in northern Williamsbridge, located five blocks from the 219th Street stop on the 2 and 5 trains. Each building will measure 2,400 square feet and stand three stories. In each building, one unit will be located on the ground floor while the second spans the upper two levels, and the units will average over 1,000 square feet apiece. Reza Khamcy’s Great Neck-based Icon Engineering is the applicant of record.
Property owner David Berman, head of Klacken Corp., has filed applications for seven two-family residential buildings spanning 10-36 Wandel Avenue, in Fox Hills, located in northeastern Staten Island. The entire development will measure 17,448 square feet in residential space, and units will average 1,246 square feet, although buildings and units will vary in size. Each building will stand three stories and require significant excavation work, and permits for retaining walls have already been filed. Staten Island-based Ryan & Vaccaro Architects is the architect of record, and additional houses may possibly lack filings.