Development sites in East Harlem are disappearing fast, as investors snap up the neighborhood’s once-derelict lots and vacant buildings. But one developer managed to snag a vacant lot at 228 East 118th Street, between Second and Third Avenues. New building applications were filed earlier today to erect a seven-story apartment building on the 55-foot-wide lot.
Earlier this month, YIMBY reported on applications for three two-unit residential buildings at 731-735 Autumn Avenue, on the eastern end of East New York near the Queens border. Yesterday, Matthew Adhoot filed applications for four additional two-unit buildings at 737-743 Autumn Avenue. The four added buildings combine for a total 11,157 square feet in residential space, which means units will average 1,395 square feet. Combined with the townhouses planned at 731-735 Autumn, the development will boast 14 residential units. Pirooz Soltanizadeh’s Queens-based Royal Engineering is the applicant of record.
Joshua Markovics’ Brooklyn-based Royal Builders Realty has filed applications for an eight-story, 19-unit residential building at 1287 East 19th Street, in Midwood, four blocks from the Q train’s stop at Avenue M. The building will measure 19,723 square feet, which means units will average 1,038 square feet. Hudson Valley-based Kenneth Thomas is the applicant of record, and two dilapidated two-story homes must first be demolished.
Over a year ago, YIMBY brought you a construction update on the 13-story, 82-rental-unit mixed-use building planned at 282 South 5th Street, in Williamsburg, when foundation work was underway. Today, the building is structurally complete and receiving the last bits of cladding, according to Brownstoner. The base will include 31,458 square feet of commercial space, in addition to 6,887 square feet of community facility space. Midwood Investment & Development is developing, Morris Adjmi is designing, and completion is expected next year.
Ryan Garbo’s Brooklyn-based GB Properties has filed applications for a five-story, 10-unit residential building at 751 Lexington Avenue, in central Bedford-Stuyvesant, four blocks from the J train’s stop at Kosciuszko Street and Broadway. The building will measure 7,200 square feet, which means units will average a rental-sized 720 square feet. Great Neck-based Bahary Architecture is the architect of record, and an existing single-story brick structure must first be demolished.