Michael Cotoia, head of Alpine Ready Mix (a Queens-based concrete supplier), has filed applications for a two-story mixed-use commercial building at 58-38 69th Street, in eastern Maspeth. The building will measure 11,000 square feet; retail space will span 5,500 square feet on the ground floor while a health care facility will take the second level. Fushing-based Frank Quatela is the architect of record, and an existing single-story structure must first be demolished.
Isaac Chetrit and Jacob Aini have won a bid to acquire the 14-story, 63,000 square-foot commercial property at 315 West 35th Street, in the Garment District, for $43 million. The new owners plan to convert the vacant building into residential condominiums. The building was placed up for auction after the previous owner, developer Aaron Chitrik, defaulted on the property’s mortgage, according to The Real Deal.
Brooklyn developer Henry Weinstein is planning to renovate and refurbish the landmarked, century-old former Bronx Borough Courthouse building at 513 East 161st Street, in Morrisania. The building is expected to reopen in 2017 with 115,000 square feet of leasable space over nine floors, according to The New York Times. No Longer Empty, an art group, is currently utilizing the building and plans to take space after the renovations.
Amara Kenneh, imam of Masjid Nur Al-Islam, has filed applications to build a seven-story, seven-dwelling-unit mosque at the vacant lot of 1051 Sherman Avenue, in the Concourse, three blocks in from the Grand Concourse and six blocks from the 167th Street stop on the B/D trains. The structure will measure 24,506 square feet in total, and Nazhat Aboobaker’s Invision Engineers is the applicant of record.
Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery wants to restore the Weir Greenhouse at 750 Fifth Avenue and connect it to a new building that would serve as a visitors center at 749-750 Fifth Avenue. While the Landmarks Preservation Commission loved the restoration idea, they weren’t ready to approve the project as presented on Tuesday.