Williamsburg-based Urban View Realty has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 490 Van Buren Street, in Bedford-Stuyvesant near the Bushwick border, two blocks from the J train’s Kosciuszko Street stop. The building will measure 6,000 square feet, and at two per floor, units will average 750 square feet apiece. Woody Chen’s Elmhurst-based Infocus Design & Planning is the applicant of record, and an existing two-story house must first be demolished.
In southern Clinton Hill, a five-story, 10-unit residential building is currently in the works at 538 Washington Avenue, and now renderings have surfaced of the project, per Curbed. The building has been named Aperture 538, and the structure topped out late last year. Sam Boymelgreen is developing. Luca Andrisani is designing, and Tamar Kisilevitz is serving as the architect of record. A few days ago, applications to sub-divide the units were filed with the DOB, meaning that a sales launch is likely happening soon. The Washington Avenue C train stop is located a few steps away.
Demolition wrapped up on a former theater building at 100 Avenue A, in the East Village, late last year, where Ben Shaoul is planning a six-story, 29-unit mixed-use building. Now, the project is finally underway, and the structure is a story above street level, per EV Grieve. The building will total 27,693 square feet, and features 6,355 square feet of retail space on the ground and cellar levels. Residential units will average 736 square feet apiece, and Issac & Stern Architects are designing.
Last month, applications were finally filed for a long-vacant site at 1733 Lexington Avenue in East Harlem, on the corner of 108th Street. YIMBY now has the reveal for the development, which will give rise to a small but contemporary mixed-use project standing eight stories tall.
As rent-stabilized tenants at two Crown Heights apartment buildings fight to keep their rents from doubling, another landlord in the neighborhood plans to expand a four-story residential building at 961 Washington Avenue to 11 stories.