Property owner Jack Cheng has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 756 40th Street, in northern Sunset Park, three blocks from the D train’s 9th Avenue stop. The new building will measure 5,007 square feet, which means units will average 715 square feet, indicative of rentals. Sunset Park-based Shiming Tam is the architect of record, and an existing two-story townhouse must first be demolished.
Property owner Xiang Jin Guo, doing business as GXTT Realty Inc, has filed applications for a four-story, 52-foot-tall warehouse building at 28-24 119th Street, in the southern end of College Point (near downtown Flushing). The building will measure 8,125 square feet, and accessory office space will occupy the top floor, with warehouse operations on the lower levels. Chelsea-based JWC Architect Engineer is the applicant of record. The site’s old two-story home was demolished in 2008.
This past spring, units hit the market at Barrett Design & Development’s conversion of the Broken Angel house at 4 Downing Street, and now the building is nearing completion. Per Brownstoner, the developer is also building a the three-story, two-unit townhouse at 8 Downing Street, and façade and window installation are currently underway. The interiors are still being built out, but completion can be expected in the next few months.
The saga behind the rise of 53 West 53rd Street is finally drawing to a close, and after excavation began approximately one year ago, foundation work is finally beginning for the future supertall. When we last checked on the project, digging had made some progress, but the latest photo set from ILNY shows the base of a crane has now been installed, rebar is arriving, and that excavation work has seemingly wrapped up.
Long Island City’s architecture is slowly following the trend set in Williamsburg: big, glassy high rises and shorter residential buildings designed to mimic their early 20th century industrial neighbors. The latest of these factory-style projects is a 10-story apartment building underway at 42-60 Crescent Street.