Brooklyn-based DeVito Development has filed applications for four three-story, three-unit residential buildings at 1749-1759 Benson Avenue, in Bath Beach. Each of the them will measure 2,770 square feet and their full-floor residential units should average 923 square feet apiece, which means apartments with family-sized configurations are in the works. Each building will include two off-street parking spaces, one space of which will be located in a ground floor garage. Douglas Pulaski’s Brooklyn-based Bricolage Designs is the architect of record. The 97-foot-wide, 6,863-square-foot property, located at the corner of Bay 17th Street, is occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits were filed earlier this month. The 18th Avenue stop on the D train is two blocks away.
Yesterday, YIMBY brought you an update on the completed 93-unit affordable residential building at 21 Commercial Street, in Greenpoint, built as part of the 10-building Greenpoint Landing mega-development. Another piece of Greenpoint Landing, at 33 Eagle Street, can also be declared as complete, thanks to a photo posted to the YIMBY Forums. There, a seven-story, 98-unit mixed-use structure sits measuring 96,446 square feet. It includes 1,514 square feet of ground-floor retail space and contains 97 affordable residential units (and one unit for the superintendent), which range from studios to two-bedrooms and average 885 square feet apiece. Amenities include a fitness center, laundry facilities, storage for 49 bikes, and a courtyard. Park Tower Group and L+M Development Partners are the developers, and Handel Architects is behind the design. Occupancy is probably imminent.
An anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC has filed applications for two four-story, 10-unit residential buildings at 1030-1032 Revered James A. Polite Avenue, in Longwood. The structures will measure 7,590 square feet and 8,910 square feet, respectively. Across both, the residential units should average 663 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. There will be an outdoor recreational space behind each building. Mohammad R. Badaly’s Mount Vernon, N.Y.-based Badaly Architects is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide plot is currently occupied by a two-and-a-half-story house. Demolition permits were filed earlier this month. The Intervale Avenue stop on the 2 and 5 trains is two blocks away.
Having topped out, the mixed-use tower under construction at 415 Red Hook Lane (a.k.a. 117 Livingston Street), in Downtown Brooklyn, is now receiving its façade.
It’s been a busy few days in the Bronx for the Department of Buildings, and the surge in new building applications across the borough probably has something to do with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new plan to resurrect the 421-a tax break. A non-profit working to end homelessness has filed plans for a 13-story supportive housing project at 2865 Creston Avenue, in the northwestern Bronx neighborhood of Bedford Park.