Floral Park-based O&B Properties has filed applications to building a six-unit residential development spanning 104-84 – 104-88 165th Street, in Jamaica, located a number of blocks south of Jamaica Avenue. The developer will expand an existing two-story, single-family home to accommodate two units, and build two additional two-story, two-unit attached residential buildings. The expanded structure will have units averaging 824 square feet, while the new buildings will have family-sized units averaging 1,516 square feet. Queens-based Gerald Caliendo is the architect of record.
Anthony Demarinis, of Long Island-based Home Builders Associates, has filed applications for a two-story, 5,139 square-foot commercial building at 150-46 – 150-48 14th Avenue, in Whitestone’s small commercial core. The project will technically be split between two buildings, but both will contain only retail space. Great Neck-based Frank Petruso is the architect of record, and the lot is currently being used for parking.
Early last September, YIMBY reported on filings for an eight-story mixed-use building, with 64 hotel rooms and 21 residential units, at 134-142 Bowery, in Nolita. Now, developer Emmut Properties has purchased the assemblage for $47 million. The new development will measure roughly 47,000 square feet, and the residential units will probably be rentals, averaging just 659 square feet. Demolition permits were filed over the past year to raze the existing two- and three-story buildings.
Yesterday, the New York Times reported that 550 Washington Street would soon traverse ULURP as its owners, Westbrook Partners and Atlas Capital Group, want to redevelop the existing building in exchange for air rights from the failing Pier 40, which would also be saved. And now YIMBY has the first look at massing diagrams of the proposed plans, which reflect both the as-of-right redevelopment option, as well as what the site would look like if the ULURP application is approved.
Most Brooklynites know that Borough Park and Midwood are Orthodox Jewish strongholds, but fewer people are familiar with the somewhat smaller, tight-knit Jewish community in Mill Basin, a coastal neighborhood along Jamaica Bay. A developer plans to build six stories of faculty and staff housing next door to a Jewish charter school, according to new building applications filed yesterday.