Six years ago, the city upzoned a quiet, largely vacant stretch of Webster Avenue next to Woodlawn Cemetery to allow the construction of a large affordable housing development, Webster Commons. Some of the buildings have already started renting through the city’s housing lottery process, but new building applications were filed yesterday for another piece of the project at 3620 Webster Avenue.
Applications were first filed in early 2014 for a six-story, 10-unit mixed-use building at the vacant lot of 369 Berry Street, in western Williamsburg, and now Brownstoner has spotted renderings of the project. The building will total 13,490 square feet, which includes 2,383 and 2,627 square feet of commercial and community space, respectively; apartments will average 850 square feet. M&B Monroe Inc. is developing, while Charles Mallea is the architect of record.
In January of 2014, YIMBY brought you news that 45 Broad Street, in the Financial District, was placed on the market. Now the property is in contract, and Madison Equities, partnering with AMS Acquisitions, is the buyer. The price — expected to be north of $100 million — has not been disclosed. The site has 265,000 square feet of development rights, and a 62-story Nobu Hotel was planned prior to the 2008 financial crisis.
On Rockaway Beach Boulevard near the Rockaway Park A train stop, a block and a half of storefronts burned down and were battered by storm surges during Hurricane Sandy three years ago. But now the strip between Beach 115th and 113th Streets is about to see some new life. Applications were filed today for two three-story, mixed-use buildings at 114-06 and 114-30 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, about a mile and a half west of the Cross Bay Bridge that links the peninsula with Howard Beach in Queens.
Staten Island-based developer Robert Germano has filed applications for twin two-story residential buildings — totaling four residential units — at 226-230 Seaview Avenue, in Dongan Hills. The development will net 4,317 square feet of residential space, which means units will average 1,080 square feet. Also Staten Island-based, Anthony Scaglione is the architect of record, and the site’s former single-family home was demolished earlier this summer.