The West End Collegiate Church will get the money it needs from a project approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday. The church, an individual landmark located at 245 West 77th Street, has bought the property to its north from the Collegiate School, at 260 West 78th Street, where an existing structure will be demolished. It will be replaced by a new residential building that will be connected internally to a restored and expanded 378 West End Avenue.
Brookland Capital had a busy day at the Department of Buildings yesterday, with filings for projects in the eastern Bed-Stuy neighborhood of Ocean Hill and yet another development in Flatbush. The eight-story building at 154 Lenox Road, highlighted here, will be the developer’s fourth in the area southeast of Prospect Park.
Boaz Gilad’s Brookland Capital is developing projects from Williamsburg to Flatbush, but now they’re venturing out to the edge of gentrified Brooklyn with a six-story development in Ocean Hill, in eastern Bed-Stuy. New building applications surfaced earlier today for the building at 15 Somers Street, right next to Fulton Street and the Rockaway Avenue stop on the C train.
Over the past month, the 19-story Aloft Hotel at 27-45 Jackson Avenue reached its full height. The building was designed by Gene Kaufman, who is best known for designing budget hotels of the type that seen here. While most of them stand in Manhattan and easily get lost in the skyscraper thickets, the new tower in central Long Island City is now the tallest all-hotel building in Queens.
Yosef Yaakovzadeh, doing business as Green Builder’s NYC LLC, has filed applications for a three-story, two-unit residential building at 887 Cauldwell Avenue, in Morrisania. The new structure will measure 3,170 square feet in total, and the units will take on townhouse configurations, spanning through multiple floors. The developer also filed applications to renovate the existing three-story townhouse at 889 Cauldwell, which is situated on the same zoning lot. That will measure 2,715 square feet and will retain two residential units. Bakhtiar Shamloo’s Kew Gardens-based Tabriz Group Design is the architect of record.