Since standing three stories tall nearly a year ago, construction is now wrapping up on the 13-story, 66-unit residential building under development at 477 Gerard Avenue, on the western end of Mott Haven. YIMBY can bring you a progress update thanks to photos posted to the forums. The latest building permits indicate the structure encompasses 78,468 square feet. The residential units, market-rate rental apartments, should average 832 square feet apiece. Amenities include a 36-car parking garage, storage for 34 bikes, and a rooftop terrace. Harshad Patel, doing business as Floral Park-based Jai Ganesh Realty, is the developer and Flushing-based Michael Kang is behind the architecture. Occupancy can probably be expected later this year.
Property owner Robert Bichoupan, doing business as an anonymous Great Neck, N.Y.-based LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 1009 Hancock Street, in eastern Bushwick. It will measure 8,454 square feet and its residential units should average 822 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. There will be two apartments per floor, followed by a roof terrace up on top. Whitestone-based Platonic Solids Architecture is the architect of record. The 30-foot-wide, 3,000-square-foot property is currently occupied by a two-and-a-half-story townhouse. Demolition permits were filed last month. The Halsey Street stop on the J train is located at the end of the block.
After two weeks of haphazard fits and starts and a confrontational protest with tenant activists, City Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez and the City Council Land Use Committee unanimously disapproved a plan to rezone the corner of Broadway and Sherman avenues, which would have paved the way for the construction of a 15-story apartment building known as Sherman Plaza.
The Hoboken Brownstone Company is proposing to build a four-story, 155-unit residential building at 39 New York Avenue, in the Jersey City area known as The Heights. A rendering of the project — being designed by Matawan, N.J.-based Chester, Ploussas, Lisowsky Partnership — has been revealed by Jersey Digs. The residential units will be rental apartments and a parking garage will be located in the cellar. Plans for the building are expected to go before the Jersey City Planning Board in the fall, although community meetings are already ongoing. No variances are required at this time, but an environmental remediation is currently underway at the site and is expected to wrap up in early 2017. The developer and government officials have also discussed plans to turn the adjacent county-owned property along New York Avenue into a public park. The 2nd Street stop on the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail is located three blocks away.
A seven-story hotel on West 42nd Street between 10th and 11th avenues may bite the dust for a 39-story apartment building. The latest West Side megatower is planned for 507 West 42nd Street, a couple blocks north of the Lincoln Tunnel approach.