Bawabeh Brothers has filed applications for a single-story, 8,690 square-foot commercial-retail building at 71 Schenectady Avenue, in eastern Crown Heights, located four blocks from the Utica Avenue stop on the A and C trains. The 16-foot-tall structure will replace a vacant 62-foot-wide swath of land, and the leasable retail space will total 4,345 square feet. The retail tenant or tenants will also have access to storage space in the cellar. Brooklyn-based Felix Pustylnik is the applicant of record.
In early 2014, YIMBY reported on applications for a three-story, 19-unit residential building at 265 Van Brunt Street, in Red Hook, and then renderings of the project were revealed in early 2015. DNAinfo now reports the structure has topped out and is currently receiving its façade. The building appears to be four stories because it’s raised above the street level to prevent future flood waters from doing damage. Residential space will total 18,089 square feet, which means the rental units will average 952 square feet apiece. Cheever Development Corporation is behind the project and OCV Architects is designing it. Completion and occupancy are scheduled for this spring.
Brooklyn-based Bawabeh Brothers has filed applications for a five-story, 11-unit mixed-use building at 1732 Hancock Street, in southern Ridgewood, located seven blocks south of the Seneca Avenue stop on the M train. The entire structure will measure 24,825 square feet in total, 12,596 square feet of which will be for a dialysis center located on the ground and second stories. On the rest of the second floor and on the upper levels, there will be a total of 11 residential units averaging 931 square feet apiece. Rego Park-based Diego Aguilera Architects is the applicant of record. The 8,009 square-foot lot is currently being used for parking.
Staten Island-based Carmela Estates has filed applications for six three-story, single-family homes at 4-14 Summerfield Place, in Graniteville, located on Staten Island’s north shore. Each of the houses will measure between 2,045 and 2,216 square feet, and they will likely be marketed towards families. The roughly 130-foot-wide site, at the corner of Forest Avenue, is currently vacant. Stanley Krebushevski’s Staten Island-based SMK Architect is the architect of record.
It was in August that YIMBY last brought you a construction update on the two-tower, 974-unit mixed-use development under construction at 43-25 Hunter Street, in Long Island City. At the time, the smaller 14-story building just topped out and the larger building was a story above street level. Fast forward to today and the 50-story portion is now 27 stories in height, exceeding its halfway point, as reported by The Court Square Blog. Curtain wall installation is also well underway on both structures, and work appears to have already transitioned to the interior at the 14-story building. The entire project will encompass 921,592 square feet, although 726,305 square feet will be used as residential space. Units will average 787 square feet apiece and 20 percent of them will rent at below market-rates. In addition, 18,800 square feet of retail space will be located on the ground floor. SLCE Architects is designing and Rockrose Development Corp. is behind the project. Completion is targeted for the summer of 2017.