The car company BMW is planning to convert the single-story, 23,000-square-foot warehouse at 29 Norman Avenue, in southern Greenpoint, located five blocks from the Nassau Avenue stop on the G train, into a multi-use commercial building. According to Bedford+Bowery, the property will feature a design studio for MINI (a car brand owned by BMW), a restaurant, creative office space, open public work space, and a gallery. The schedule A also includes an outdoor garden, and the property will reportedly host community events and performances. The conversion is being designed by Brooklyn-based nARCHITECTS. The building is being dubbed A/D/O, which stands for Amalgamated Drawing Office, and a targeted completion date has not been revealed.
Back in August of 2014, renderings were revealed of, and excavation work was imminent for, the seven-story, 37-unit residential building under development at 155 Attorney Street, on the Lower East Side. Now, Bowery Boogie reports that the project has topped out and the windows have been installed. The rest of the façade appears to not yet have been installed, going by how the building looks in renderings. The 30,000-square-foot building will likely feature rental apartments, as its residential units should average 811 square feet apiece. There will be five “recreational rooms,” bicycle storage, and a storage room in the cellar. Midtown Equities is the developer. SRA Architecture + Engineering is the latest architect of record with Studio V Architecture having been replaced sometime during construction. Completion is likely later this year.
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.