Last fall, YIMBY revealed four new brick townhouses at 127-131 South 1st Street in Williamsburg, and now excavation has begun at the site between Berry Street and Bedford Avenue.
Developer Mayer Meisels has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 1546 52nd Street, in central Borough Park. The building will measure 8,815 square feet, and Kenneth Thomas is designing. The existing three-story building formerly housed three apartments, and demolition permits have yet to be filed for the structure.
Last week brought Queens applications for three more two-family building projects, further steadying the stream of small scale housing development in the relatively suburban outer borough. Small projects like these haven’t been a popular form of new housing since the mid-2000’s, but they are penciling out for local developers post recession.
Mayer Meisels has filed applications for two residential buildings, each rising four stories, at 1557 45th Street in eastern Borough Park. The townhouses will have four apartments each, and the development’s eight total units will spread across 11,160 square feet. Kenneth Thomas is designing, and an existing two-story, two-unit building must first be demolished.
Prolific hotel developer Sam Chang has revised plans for a proposed hotel development at 334 West 36th Street, in the Garment District. Previous plans called for the demolition of the existing six-story Christ Church, but now the structure and its façade are being incorporated into the new development. According to The New York Times, the hotel will stand 28 stories, and DOB permits now show 566 hotel rooms. This is an increase from earlier applications, which called for 20 stories and 406 rooms.