The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development is planning to construct a new mixed-use building on an empty lot in East New York. The seven-story, 88,081 square-foot building will be erected at 500 Livonia Avenue, between Snediker and Hinsdale Streets. It will house 90 residential units across 79,284 square feet, for an average unit size of about 881 square feet. In addition to two residential units, the first floor will have 8,797 square feet of retail space, storage for 45 bicycles, and recreation space. Christine Hunter of Manhattan-based Magnusson Architecture and Planning is the applicant or record. The closest trains will be the L at Livonia Av and the 3 at Pennsylvania Av.
For over a year, YIMBY has been reporting on plans for condominiums near the High Line at 514 West 24th Street in Chelsea. Now, construction of the building, dubbed the Fitzroy, is set to commence. Permits have been approved, a source told YIMBY, which means work can start as soon as possible. The 10-story building will house 14 two- to five-bedroom units, plus ground floor retail. JDS Development Group and Largo Investments are the developers and Roman & Williams has designed the building. Sales have already launched, as has a website.
Prohibition nearly killed it, but time could destroy it. That’s the situation for the last remaining brewing complex in Manhattan. The former D.G. Yuengling Brewery Co. complex in Harlem is under consideration for landmark designation and a public hearing was held last Thursday. This complex is part of the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s 95-item backlog.
Yesterday was a busy day for permits in the west central Bronx. First, plans were filed for a supportive housing development in Crotona Park East, and then new building applications surfaced for a seven-story market-rate project a few blocks north in West Farms.
Four years after the city rezoned a forgotten industrial section of West Farms, the sad stretch of properties next to the Cross Bronx Expressway is becoming a haven for affordable housing. Developer Walison Corp. has filed plans to erect an 11-story supportive housing project at 1817 West Farms Road, right next to their headquarters at 1815 West Farms Road.