A branch of the Miami-based Lennar Corporation is proposing a twin-towered, 858,000 square-foot mixed-use development at 60 South Broadway, in White Plains, and according to Westfair, the plan has been sent to the Common Council after recently clearing the Planning Board. The base podium will contain amenity space and 95,000 square feet of retail, and above, two 24-story towers will have 707 rental units, 71 of which will be let at below-market rates. Perkins Eastman is designing, and construction is scheduled to begin in May 2016.
As the de Blasio administration walks back its plan to redevelop the auto shops and junkyards in Willets Point, community groups next door in Flushing are fighting their own battle over the city’s plan to upzone a short, heavily polluted swath of industrial waterfront near the end of the 7 train.
Property owner Hui Shi has filed applications for a four-story, two-unit mixed-use building at 5122 9th Avenue, near 52nd Street, on the borderlands of Sunset and Borough Park. The building will measure 5,080 square feet, and includes a 1,323 square-foot health care facility on the ground floor. Residential units will average 1,880 square-feet each above, one taking up the second and third floor, and another spanning the fourth and a fifth-floor penthouse. Flushing-based Success Best Design is the applicant of record, and an existing two-story structure must first be demolished.
Moishe Braver, of Hold Bushwick, LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, 21-unit mixed-use building at 408 Evergreen Avenue, in central Bushwick, located five blocks from the J and Z trains’ stop at Gates Avenue. The building will measure a total 18,485 square feet, and includes 2,513 square feet of health care facility on the ground floor. Residential units, averaging 880 square feet apiece, will begin on the second floor, with seven per level through the top floor. Karl Fischer is the architect of record.
Rego Park-based East Coast Realty has filed applications for a five-story, 10-unit residential building at 1204 St. Marks Avenue, in eastern Crown Heights, six blocks in either direction to the A/C or 3/4/5 trains’ stop at Utica Avenue. The building will measure a total 6,346 square feet, with units averaging a rental-sized 635 square feet apiece; two units will share part of the fifth floor and a sixth-floor penthouse. Woody Chen’s Infocus Design & Planning is the applicant of record, and a two-story townhouse, acquired for $640,000 in June, must first be demolished.