Hen Hawk NY LLC has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 499 Van Buren Street, in northern Bedford-Stuyvesant, two blocks south of the J train’s Kosciuszko St. stop on Broadway. The building will measure 4,985 square feet in total, which means units will average a rental-sized 712 square feet. Suresh Manchanda’s L&C Associates is the architect of record, and permits were filed in May to demolish an existing two-story, single-family home.
Meer Ahmed, operating under an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for an eight-story, 27-unit residential building at the vacant lot of 1969 Hughes Avenue, in Tremont, seven blocks from MNRR’s Tremont station on the Harlem line. The building will measure 18,445 square feet in total, and units will be rentals, averaging just 685 square feet. Mohammad Badaly’s Badaly Architects is the applicant of record.
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.