Staten Island’s North Shore is preparing for four big developments and the 630-foot-tall New York Wheel, which will draw thousands of new residents and a huge influx of visitors to the sleepy industrial waterfront. But the city hasn’t spent much time trying to grapple with the borough’s longstanding infrastructure challenges that will only worsen as the population grows.
Chet Simunovich’s Eastern Allied Construction Co. has filed applications for a five-story, seven-unit residential building on the 16-foot-wide vacant lot at 558 West 161st Street, in southern Washington Heights. The building will measure 5,462 square feet in total, which works out to units averaging 780 square feet. Gerald Caliendo is the architect of record, and the NYC HDP demolished the property’s three-story predecessor in 2013.
Queens-based Cornerstone Dvi LLC has filed applications for a five-story, five-unit residential building at 481 Monroe Street, in central Bedford-Stuyvesant. The building will measure 4,885 square feet, which works out to units averaging 977 square feet, and could either be rentals or condos. Woody Chen’s InFocus Design & Planning is the applicant of record, and an existing two-story townhouse must first be demolished.
Coney Island-based Pacific Management has filed applications for a 10-story, 10-unit mixed-use building at 488 4th Avenue, in southern Park Slope, two blocks south of the 4th Avenue-9th Street subway stop. The building will measure a total 14,630 square feet, including a 422 square-foot retail portion on the first floor, and full-floor units will measure 1,420 square feet. De-Jan Lu’s DJLU Architects is the applicant of record, and an existing three-story, multi-family residential building must first be demolished.
Flushing-based Sheng Hui Realty has filed applications for three identical three-story residential buildings spanning the lots 42-34 – 42-38 Forley Street, in northern Elmhurst, five blocks from the 90th Street stop on the 7 train. The development will contain nine residential units — three in each building — across a total 9,245 square feet of residential space. Chang Hwa Tan is the architect of record, and two existing single-family homes were filed for demolition this past May.