Yecheskel Weingarten, as Kerem Dwellings LLC, has filed permits to construct a five-story, 50-foot-tall mixed-use building at 1559 51st Street in Brooklyn’s Borough Park neighborhood. That’s between 15th and 16th Avenues. The total square footage would be 17,380 with eight residential units spread across 13,096 square feet. That would mean an average size of 1,637 square feet. There would be two units each on floors two through five. The filing indicates 4,284 square feet of community facility and the Schedule A lists the cellar and first floor as “ambulatory diagnostic.” Architect Eyal Levitt is the applicant of record. An existing two-story home must be demolished, though permits were issued in 2013.
Brooklyn-based Velocity Framers has filed permits to built a new four-story, eight-unit residential building at 2825 Snyder Avenue in the borough’s East Flatbush neighborhood. It’s about a block from the Church Av 2/5 stop. The filing is for a 45-foot-tall building, which would make the four-story number work. However, the filing only lists 2,595 square feet of residential space out of a total of 5,667 square feet. The latter number being more likely, it would mean average units of about 708 square feet. The Schedule A lists two units per floor. Velocity Framers is also the applicant of record. An existing two-story house will have to be demolished.
William Caleo, on behalf of National Brokerage, has filed plans to construct a five-story, 50-foot, 12-unit residential building at 719 6th Avenue in Brooklyn’s South Slope neighborhood. That’s between 21st and 22nd Streets. The units would be spread across 15,302 square feet, meaning an average size of about 1,275 square feet. There would be one unit on the first floor, three units each on the second through fourth floors, and two units on the fifth floor.
Long Island City is bursting with new residential towers, but it has few large commercial spaces that could accommodate grocery stores, drug stores, or gyms. Today, YIMBY has a look at the planned renovation for a commercial building at 27-35 Jackson Avenue, which could help fill that retail hole and attract a valuable tenant.
If you’ve been reading YIMBY regularly for the past month or so, you’ve read about the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s backlog of 95 items calendared prior to 2010. Rounding out our coverage of their first step in clearing that backlog is a property in Washington Heights, near the George Washington Bridge in Upper Manhattan. The property in question: the former Loew’s 175th Street Theater at 4140 Broadway.