Brooklyn-based Oladega Properties has filed applications for a four-story, four-unit residential building at 545 Bristol Street, located on the corner of Lott Avenue on the southern end of Brownsville. The project will measure 4,600 square feet and its residential units should average 920 square feet apiece, indicative of family-sized apartments. Olabanji Awosika’s Jamaica-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 20-foot-wide, 2,000-square-foot property is vacant. The Rockaway Avenue stop on the 3 train is five blocks away.
New details, as well as a rendering, have been released for the five-story, 11-unit residential project under development at 26-14 28th Street, in the heart of Astoria. Dubbed BLVD, it will measure 16,164 square feet and its residential units should average 988 square feet apiece. They will be condominiums ranging from one- to two-bedrooms, according to the project’s marketing agent Modern Spaces. MCV Developers and World Holdings LLC are the developers. CB Architecture & Engineering is behind the design. Construction is likely wrapping up, with move-ins imminent.
Foundation work is now underway on the 52-story, 141-unit mixed-use tower under development at 281 Fifth Avenue, located on the corner of West 30th Street in NoMad. The construction progress can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. The latest building permits indicate the project will stand 728 feet in height and encompass 266,963 square feet.
An anonymous Brooklyn-based corporation has filed applications for a four-story, six-unit residential project at 1972 70th Street, in Bensonhurst. The new building will measure 6,163 square feet and its residential units should average 819 square feet apiece. It’s unclear if rentals or condominiums are in the works, but the project will include off-street parking for five cars. Shiming Tam’s Brooklyn-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 40-foot-wide, 4,000-square-foot property is occupied by a single-story house. Demolition permits haven’t been filed.
The first rendering has been revealed of the renovation project planned for the New York Public Library‘s Main Branch, located between West 40th and 42nd streets on Fifth Avenue. Netherlands-based firm Mecanoo and local architecture firm Beyer Blinder Belle are designing the renovations, which will increase the amount of public space in the 646,680-square-foot structure by 35 percent. Specifically, back offices, the lower level, and the roof will be converted into public space. There will also be designated sections for specific age groups and professional interests. The library will close by the end of 2017 and reopen in 2020, Curbed NY reported.