RKF has been tapped to market the retail space in the planned three-story, 39,620 square-foot commercial development at 220-10 Northern Boulevard, in southern Bayside, according to Real Estate Weekly. The building will be be exclusively retail, with each floor boasting between 11,000 and 12,000 square feet of leasable space. A basement level will contain roughly 4,900 square feet of space. The retail structure will sit on the corner of 223rd Street and a connected 220-car parking garage will extend eastward up the sloped lot. A Burger King restaurant will first have to be demolished.
Alloy Development is seeking to build two 104,000 square-foot office buildings at 234 Butler Street and 242 Nevins Street, in northern Gowanus, located four blocks from the Union Street stop on the R train. DNAinfo reports those are the same properties the city is looking to seize through eminent domain to build two underground sewage tanks. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered the construction of the tanks, and is recommending for them to be built under Thomas Green Park, an adjacent block. Alloy has offered the city 138,000 square feet of public park space if they were to develop the properties, which both owners have already agreed to. The EPA says the adjacent park would have to be decontaminated regardless, and the agency will make the final decision on the tanks’ location in the next few weeks.
Moran Machtey, doing business as an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for a seven-story, 16-unit residential building at 595 New York Avenue, in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, five blocks from the Sterling Street stop on the 2 and 5 trains. The project will measure 10,966 square feet and includes a small 356 square-foot community facility on the ground floor. Residential units are to begin on the second floor and will average a rental-sized 667 square feet apiece. Bluarch Architecture is the applicant of record. An existing two-story brick home and an adjacent dilapidated single-story structure will have to be demolished.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission has approved the restoration of the four-story, multi-family building at 8 Montague Terrace, in Brooklyn Heights. The 11,266 square-foot structure will shrink to 11,122 square feet and will be converted to a single-family townhouse, according to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. The building presently contains eight units. Thomas Hut of HS2 Architecture is designing the restoration, which would include the addition of balconies on the structure’s rear upper levels. It’s that work which the LPC had to approve.
When completed, Essex Crossing will be a big deal for the Lower East Side. The multi-building project is on the former Seward Park Urban Renewal Area, and will have several residential structures, as well as commercial amenities galore – from a new Essex Street Market to a Regal Cinema, a bowling alley to a medical center, gardens both beer and regular, office space, and more. Construction is now underway and we have photos to show you, an exclusive courtesy of Tectonic.