Eastern Greenpoint has long been grittier and more industrial than its western sibling, but that hasn’t stopped developers from venturing to the area around the elevated Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and the Newtown Wastewater Treatment Plant. Yesterday, new building applications were filed for a five-story apartment building at 19 Hausman Street, half a block north of the elevated highway that runs along Meeker Avenue.
Last month, YIMBY reported on applications for JDS Development and Chetrit Group’s planned 73-story, 1,066-foot-tall residential tower at 340 Flatbush Avenue Extension, in Downtown Brooklyn, and now the New York Times has new details on the project, as well as an updated rendering. The tower portion would be connected to the Dime Savings Bank building at 9 DeKalb Avenue, an individual landmark, and would require the demolition of part of the structure. That means the Landmarks Preservation Commission would have to approve alterations to the bank building. The first hearing is scheduled for March 15. The interior of the 97,000-square-foot bank building, which is also an interior landmark, is expected to be transformed into retail space.
Earlier this week, news broke that Savanna and Hong Kong-based Atom Assets were planning a 26-story, 90,000 square-foot office building at 106 West 56th Street, in Midtown, and now Real Estate Weekly has a rendering of the project. As reported earlier, the new building will feature boutique office space geared towards smaller business tenants. The Perkins Eastman-designed project will feature multiple terraced setbacks and floor plates of varying sizes, ranging from 5,000 square feet on the lower levels to 2,000 square feet towards the top. The developers received an acquisition loan from United Overseas Bank to purchase the existing nine-story office building. Demolition will begin in early 2017 and completion is expected in 2019.
Effie Dilmanian, doing business as a Floral Park-based LLC, has filed applications for an eight-story, 22-unit residential building at 127 West 112th Street, in Harlem, located two blocks north of Central Park. The new structure will encompass 28,676 square feet and would fill a vacant 60-foot-wide lot. Residential space will span 20,675 square feet in the project, which means units will average a relatively spacious 940 square feet apiece. The apartments could be either rentals or condominium. Karl Fischer is the architect of record. Future residents would be within four blocks of subway stops on the 2, 3, B, and C trains.
Developer Astral Weeks is planning to build a four-story, 15,143 square-foot multi-use commercial building at 430 Johnson Avenue, in East Williamsburg, located three blocks from the Morgan Avenue stop on the L train. According to Brownstoner, the new building will feature 2,822 square feet in the cellar for retail or a restaurant, ground-floor parking that can be turned into an event space, and office space on floors two through four. VAMOS Architects is behind the design. New buildings applications have not been filed with the Department of Buildings, but the 50-foot-wide lot is currently vacant. Completion is expected in the beginning of 2017.