Franklin Square-based R&B Acquisition & Development is proposing a 12-unit condominium building at 494 Hempstead Avenue, in Malverne, located about half a mile north of the neighborhood’s Long Island Rail Road station. The Nassau County site, which currently consists of two separate houses at 494 Hempstead Avenue and 1104 Hempstead Avenue, requires a rezoning for the project to be built, according to LI Herald. The zoning district would change from Residence A to Residence C-A if approved by the Town of Hempstead. A public hearing is scheduled for January 26th.
Property owner Forrest Gurl has filed applications for two three-story, six-unit residential buildings at 6-8 East 4th Street, in Windsor Terrace, located three blocks from the Fort Hamilton Parkway stop on the F and G trains. Each of them will measure roughly 8,700 square feet in total, and both will have exactly 6,634 square feet of residential space. Since there are six apartments in each building, the units will average 1,106 square feet apiece, which means condos are probably in the works. Douglas Pulaski’s Brooklyn-based Bricolage Designs is the architect of record. The site’s former two-story townhouse and adjoining garage were demolished last year.
Property owner Anthony Curcio has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 226 Withers Street, in northern Williamsburg, located four blocks from the Graham Avenue stop on the L train. The project will have 4,977 square feet of residential space, which means units will average a rental-sized 711 square feet apiece. There will be two apartments per floor, except the fourth floor will contain one unit with access to a rooftop terrace. Philip Toscano’s Brooklyn-based architecture firm is the applicant of record. An existing two-story brick building must first be demolished.
Last month, the City Council greenlighted the controversial plan to sell and redevelop the Brooklyn Heights Library into condos and a new library. Now the project has moved one step closer to reality, because Hudson Companies has filed building applications for a 36-story tower at 1 Clinton Street.
The Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) has officially kicked off for the proposed 23-story, 335-unit mixed-use building at 2 Sherman Avenue, in the Fort George section of Washington Heights, located four blocks from stops on either the A or 1 trains. The project, developed by Washington Square Partners and Acadia Realty Trust, will include retail space and a community facility. According to Politico New York, the project will be the first to utilize Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Mandatory Inclusionary Housing program, which requires developers to rent 30 percent of the residential units at below-market rates in exchange for a rezoning. The mayor’s program is expected to be voted on over the next few months. If the program is not established, the developers will go ahead with the city’s current system, which would require 20 percent of the units to be affordable. An existing two-story commercial building must first be demolished.