Operating under an LLC, Madison Development has filed applications for a four-story, 175,000 square-foot storage building at the vacant lot of 31-07 20th Avenue, near the Con Edison generating station in northern Astoria’s Ditmars Steinway. It’s unknown if the building will be used for Con Ed’s operations, but the facility would be very convenient. Long Island-based Frank Relf is the architect of record.
Brooklyn-based developer Mayer Meisels has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 1814 Bleecker Street, in western Ridgewood, five blocks from the M train’s stop at Seneca Avenue. The building will measure 4,995 square feet, which means units will more than likely be rentals, averaging 715 square feet apiece. Brooklyn-based Barry Goldsmith is the applicant of record, and the existing two-story, single-family home must first be demolished.
Hesky Haim, operating under an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for a two-story, 2,125 square-foot commercial building at 159 Ludlow Street, on the Lower East Side. Both floors, in addition to a cellar level, will be designated for retail, and the building will stand 96 feet tall, boasting incredible ceiling heights. Wayne Norbeck’s DXA Studio is the applicant of record.
Two four-story residential buildings, totaling 14 residential units, are now under construction at 9-11 Orient Avenue, in northern East Williamsburg, two blocks from the L train’s Graham Avenue stop. According to Brownstoner, the buildings have risen to one story, and Great Neck-based Shalom Rubinoff is developing. The residential units will average just 690 square feet, indicative of rentals. Gerald Caliendo is designing, and completion is expected in Spring 2016.
Northern Greenpoint has construction on every corner, but the biggest new building headed to the formerly quaint waterfront neighborhood is a 39-story tower at 145-155 West Street, once home to the Huxley Envelope factory. Mack Real Estate and Palin Enterprises demolished the large single-story building in January, and now they’re driving piles for the planned 392-foot-tall high rise between Huron and India Streets on the East River. When YIMBY stopped by the site, we found this rendering tacked to the construction fence.