As Midwood’s Orthodox and immigrant communities grow, residential construction will keep booming, and with it, commercial development. The latest example of economic progress in the working class Brooklyn neighborhood are two substantial retail and medical office expansions at 1989 and 2003 Coney Island Avenue, between Avenue P and Quentin Road.
Staten Island-based United Land Construction has filed applications for a three-story, 25,887 square-foot school at 1221 Forest Hill Road, in New Springville, on Staten Island. The building will include classrooms, offices, a cafeteria, gymnasium, auditorium, library and pool, according to the schedule A. It’s going to be built on an 85-foot-wide lot on the periphery of the neighborhood, which currently borders woods, and a small home must first be demolished. Stanley Krebushevski’s SMK Architect is the applicant of record.
Carmine Cautella, head of Staten Island-based FJN Development Corp., has filed applications for two two-family residential buildings at 88-90 Craig Avenue, in Tottenville, four blocks from the Nassau station on the Staten Island Railroad. Located on the Island’s southernmost tip, the buildings will measure 2,474 square feet apiece, which means full-floor units will average 1,237 square feet each; the units will be restricted to the second and third floors in both buildings. Stanley Krebushevski’s SMK Architect is the applicant of record, and demolition recently began on an existing two-story house.
On a 1,040 square-foot vacant lot in northern Williamsburg, GB Properties plans to build a three-story, two-unit mixed-use building measuring just 5,202 square feet. The piece of land is at 291 North 8th Street, two blocks north of the G train’s stop at Metropolitan Avenue, and the building will feature 3,131 square feet of retail space on the ground and cellar levels. Above, full-floor units will average 1,040 square feet apiece. Robert Bahary’s Great Neck-based Bahary Architecture is designing.
Hampshire Companies has tasked Cushman & Wakefield to market the 10-story, 130,000 square-foot warehouse building at 341 39th Street, and the adjacent seven-story, 30,000 square-foot warehouse at 353 39th Street, located three blocks from the 36th Street stop on the D, N and R trains. The asking price is nearly $50 million, and the site is being advertised as a potential redevelopment, according to Crain’s. The buildings could be converted into office space as-of-right, or a rezoning could be sought for residential use.