Back in November of 2015, construction was well underway to restore the two-story, 3,000-square-foot former New York and Long Island Coignet Stone Company Building, also known simply as the Coignet Building, an individual landmark located at 360 Third Avenue, in Gowanus. Since then, construction of the new façade has finished and new windows have been installed. DNAinfo reports the project was also recently awarded the Lucy G. Preservation Moses Award by the New York Landmarks Conversancy. Whole Foods Market restored the exterior of the building and has placed the property on the market for $5 million. It could eventually be used as retail or community facility space, although the interiors still have to be gut-renovated. BL Companies is the applicant of record and Jablonski Building Conservation aided in the design process.
Long Island-based Collier Realty has filed applications for six two-story, two-family houses, two between 434-436 Beach 29th Street and four between 429-437 Beach 28th Street, in the Wave Crest section of Far Rockaway, Queens. The Beach 29th Street buildings will measure 3,520 square feet each, and their full-floor units should average 1,173 square feet apiece. The Beach 28th Street buildings will measure 3,300 square feet each, and their full-floor units should average 1,100 square feet apiece. Long Island-based Shahriar Afshari is the applicant of record. The block-thru development plot, located two blocks south of the Beach 25th Street stop on the A train, is currently vacant.
Brooklyn-based Basic Group Consulting has been filing applications since April of 2015 for a four-story, four-unit mixed-use building at 2359 Stillwell Avenue, in southern Gravesend, located directly beneath the Bay 50th Street stop on the D train. The new building will encompass 7,010 square feet and will feature a 917-square-foot ground-floor unit. There will be one residential unit per floor (or three full-floor units), and the family-sized apartments should average a spacious 1,017 square feet apiece. Sugnam Chang’s Brooklyn-based Basic Groups Corp. is the applicant of record. The 40-foot-wide, 4,000-square-foot property is currently occupied by a two-story residential building. Demolition permits were filed to remove it back in November.
Great Neck-based property owner Rafael Reihanian has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 366 Gates Avenue, in western Bedford-Stuyvesant, located eight blocks north of the Nostrand Avenue stop on the A and C trains. The new building would measure 7,448 square feet in total and its residential units should average 678 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Two ground-floor units will also feature space in the building’s cellar level. Suresh Manchanda’s Flushing-based L&C Associates is the applicant of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,750-square-foot lot is currently vacant.
Back in November of 2015, the expansion of the former three-story building at 139 Ludlow Street, on the Lower East Side, topped out at five stories, or 71 feet above street level. Bowery Boogie reports that the project is largely complete, now that the windows have been installed, exterior detailing has finished, and the scaffolding has been removed. The 16,500-square-foot commercial building, dubbed Ludlow House, will eventually house two restaurants and a members-only club, featuring event spaces, lounges, and screening rooms. Princeton Holdings is the developer and Lee Levine’s Hoboken, N.J-based Lee Levine Architects is the architect of record. Opening is expected within weeks, according The Lo-Down.