Moshe Granit, doing business as an anonymous Midtown-based LLC, is wrapping up construction of a five-story, five-unit residential conversion project at 120 West 118th Street, in Harlem. The apartment building was formerly a 12-unit SRO (single-room occupancy), but now is being returned to legal status as a five-family property, Harlem+Bespoke reports. In the process, the structure received a single-story addition, increasing the building’s square-footage to 9,300 square feet. With 6,360 square feet in residential space, the units should average a spacious 1,272 square feet, indicative of condominiums. Mati Yaacobi’s NoMad-based MYLM Architects is the architect of record. The building sits within the Mount Morris Park Historic District Extension, which was designated in 2015.
Storage Deluxe is planning to develop a 1,600-unit self-storage facility at 163 6th Street, in Gowanus, located five blocks from the 9th Street-Fourth Avenue stop on the F/G/R trains. CubeSmart will be operating the facility. The developer ground-leased the 38,125-square-foot property earlier this year in a $10 million deal, DNAinfo reports. Since the site is located within an M1-2 district, the site could accommodate up to 76,250 square feet of commercial or industrial space. Sixth Street Iron & Metal currently conducts their business out of a 4,000 square-foot warehouse on the site, and is planning to move across the street. Demolition permits and new buildings applications have not been filed yet.
Architect and developer Soo K. Chan says he borrowed design inspiration for his new condo project in Chelsea from the colonial houses of his childhood, in the cosmopolitan island city of George Town, Malaysia. He drew on the architecture of the city’s clan houses, long multi-family homes built around a central, open air courtyard.
Earlier this week, we told you about plans to demolish a Baptist church in Harlem and develop apartments in its place. Now, we have renderings for the 11-story project 20 West 116th Street, between Malcolm X Boulevard and Fifth Avenue.
In January, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved plans for a new apartment building at 906 Prospect Place, between New York Avenue and Brooklyn Avenue in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights North Historic District II. That plan is going forward, but with a new developer.