The New York Times recently noticed Ironstate’s URL Staten Island — located on the Stapleton’s waterfront, the first phase to include 571 residential units and 35,000 square feet of retail space — has made significant progress in construction. Revealed by YIMBY in 2014, multiple buildings have topped-out at five stories, and roughly half of the retail space is already leased. Completion of the first phase is expected later this year.
If there’s one thing that community boards, developers and architects can agree on, it’s that the city’s zoning code is outdated, restrictive and unclear. So the Department of City Planning is trying to get feedback from architects, planners and communities on its proposed zoning changes, which are meant to spur the construction of affordable and senior housing.
The owner of the vacant lot 646 Green Avenue, in central Bedford-Stuyvesant, has filed applications for a four-story, four-unit residential building measuring nearly 3,900 square feet. Kenneth Philogene, of KMP Design and Engineering, is the architect of record.
The property owner of 195 Sullivan Place, in southwestern Crown Heights, has filed applications for a five-story, 19-unit residential building measuring nearly 12,800 square feet. Panagis Georgopoulos is designing, and the existing two-story structure was approved for demolition this past January.
RR Woods Holdings 244 LLC has filed applications for a four-story, 10-unit residential building measuring 7,550 square feet at 185 Schaefer Street, in southern Bushwick. Arc Architecture + Design Studio is designing, and a dilapidated three-story structure passed pre-demolition inspection in March.