The School Construction Authority has proposed constructing a new 33,400-square-foot, 600-seat middle school at 111-16 Astoria Boulevard, in East Elmhurst, according to DNAinfo. The lot is currently vacant and the city has not yet acquired the property. The new school would help overcrowding issues at other neighboring schools in the district. Comments on the proposal can be made through November 23rd.
In September of 2014, YIMBY reported on applications for a 25-story mixed-use residential and retail building at 210 Livingston Street, in Downtown Brooklyn, and now Benenson Capital Partners and Rose Associates are close to landing $158 million in construction loans for the project. The building will have 368 residential units, which is an increase from the 349 reported last year, and more than 14,000 square feet of retail space is planned. Handel Architects is designing, and a 175,000 square-foot office building was demolished to make way for the tower, per The Real Deal.
Phil Farinacci has filed applications for two two-family residential buildings at 45-47 Union Avenue, in Mariners Harbor, on Staten Island’s northern shore. Each building will stand two stories and contain two full-floor units measuring an average 1,216 square feet. Jorge Canepa’s Staten Island-based Archidesign Architectural Studio is the applicant of record, and the HPD demolished the property’s former two-story house in 2008.
Ralph Notaro, doing business as an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for twin two-story, 3,119 square-foot mixed-use commercial buildings at 4511-4515 Avenue N, in Flatlands, two blocks from the Flatbush Avenue corridor. Both buildings will contain 1,919 square feet of health care facilities on the ground and cellar levels, and 1,200 square feet of office space on the second floors. New Jersey-based Schneider Associates is the applicant of record, and the site’s single-story predecessor was demolished in 2008.
Late last year, YIMBY posted a video featuring renderings of plans for a new 63-story residential tower at 118 Fulton Street. The design featured in the film was originally created for the Lightstone Group, which sold off 112-118 Fulton Street to Carmel Partners last September for $171 million. But while the site’s developer has changed, its appearance has seemingly stayed the same, and a new on-site rendering confirms that a design similar to the one previously posted will be built.