248 Duffield Street

121-Unit Partial Residential Conversion Underway At Eight-Story Commercial Building, 248 Duffield Street, Downtown Brooklyn

United American Land is currently converting the top five floors of the Offerman House, an eight-story commercial building and individual landmark at 248 Duffield Street in Downtown Brooklyn, into 121 residential units. The units will be rental apartments ranging from studios to three-bedrooms, the New York Times reported. The lower floors of the property are currently leased to retailers, including Nordstrom Rack and Old Navy. GreenbergFarrow is designing the conversion. Occupancy is expected in the spring of 2017.

4820 Barnes Avenue

Five Three-Story, Three-Unit Residential Buildings Coming To 4820 Barnes Avenue, Wakefield

A South Ozone Park-based property owner has filed applications for five three-story, three-unit residential buildings at 4820-4828 Barnes Avenue, in the East Bronx’s Wakefield section, located on the city border with Mount Vernon. The buildings will measure 3,760 square feet each. Across the entire development, the full-floor residential units should average a family-sized 940 square feet apiece. Olabanji B. Awosika’s Jamaica-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 121-foot-wide, 11,192-square-foot property is occupied by a two-and-a-half-story house. Demolition permits were filed in August.

147-07 88th Avenue

Six-Story, 10-Unit Mixed-Use Building Filed At 147-07 88th Avenue, Jamaica

An anonymous Floral Park, N.Y.-based LLC has filed applications for a six-story, 10-unit mixed-use building at 147-07 88th Avenue, in downtown Jamaica. The project will measure 13,578 square feet. It will feature a 484-square-foot retail space on the ground floor, followed by residential units on the second through sixth floors. The apartments should average 1,309 square feet apiece, which suggests condominiums are likely in the works. Manish S. Savani’s Jamaica-based architecture firm is the architect of record. A two-story building must first be demolished. Permits were filed to do so in August.