The low-slung, industrial stretch of Vernon Boulevard that winds along the Astoria waterfront is slowly giving rise to large residential developments, like Alma Realty’s 17-story, two-tower complex under construction next to Ravenswood Generating Station. Now another developer has filed plans for a 101,000-square-foot apartment building at 11-02 30th Drive, on the corner of Vernon Boulevard.
Bronx-based Altmark Group has filed applications, originally submitted to the DOB in 2013, for three four-story residential buildings at 747-751 East 133rd Street, in Port Morris, six blocks from the 6 train’s Cypress Avenue stop. The development will include a total of 24 residential units spread across 17,328 square feet, for units averaging a rental-sized 722 square feet. Shahriar Afshari is the applicant of record.
RDG Queens X LLC has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 139 Grove Street, in central Bushwick, four blocks from the J/Z train’s Gates Avenue stop. The building will measure a total 7,695 square feet, which works out to units averaging 960 square feet. Sion Hourizadeh’s Sion Associates is the applicant of record, and the existing two-story, two-unit townhouse was filed for demolition in July.
Foundation work is currently underway at 1700 Broadway, in Ocean Hill, where a six-story, 79-unit mixed-use building is planned, a block from the J/Z train’s stop at Chauncey Street. According to Brownstoner, the building — being developed by SUS and Alembic Community Development — will be 100% affordable, and will feature 4,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Peter Woll is the architect of record, and completion is expected in 2016.
William Wiegand, of O’Brien and Sons, has filed applications for a five-story, 48-unit mixed-use building at the vacant lot at 244 East 198th Street, in Bedford Park, five blocks from the B/D train’s Kingsbridge Road stop. The building will measure 44,285 square feet, and include an 11,925 square-foot commercial portion on the ground floor; residential units will average a rental-sized 675 square feet each. Mount Vernon-based Mastrogicomo Engineering is the applicant of record.