The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), with the Department of Education and the Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD), is preparing to launch a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the L-shaped development site at 131 Livingston Street (a.k.a. 409 Red Hook Lane), in Downtown Brooklyn. The property would be ground-leased to a development team for 99 years and redeveloped, according to the Brooklyn Paper. The site could accommodate a mix of residential units, office space or retail, though the city will likely require the winning team to build a 500- to 700-seat public school. The lot is currently occupied by a six-story office building that houses various city-level government agencies, and it will likely end up getting demolished.
Back in February, the seven-story, 37-unit mixed-use project under development at 50 Clinton Street, on the Lower East Side, was two stories above street level. Now, the structure is fully topped out, according to Bowery Boogie. It measures 43,002 square feet and will eventually feature 1,836 square feet of ground-floor retail. The condominium units – being designed by Paris Forino – should average 1,023 square feet apiece and will come in one-, two-, and three-bedroom configurations. As reported previously, amenities include bike storage space, private residential storage, a fitness center, and recreational space on the rooftop. DHA Capital is developing the project, while Issac & Stern Architects is behind the design. Completion can be expected before 2017.
Elizabeth McDonald, doing business as an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for a three-story, six-unit residential building at 1776 74th Street, in Bensonhurst, located five blocks from the 79th Street stop on the D train. The structure will measure 10,000 square feet and its residential units should average a spacious 1,080 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. The project will feature four parkings spaces, two of which will be located on the ground floor. Steven Schneider’s New Jersey-based Schneider Associates is the applicant of record. Demolition permits were filed in February for the 40-foot-wide site’s existing two-and-a-half-story house.
Frank Ruggerio, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for a seven-story, 12-unit residential building at 978 Kent Avenue, in western Bedford-Stuyvesant, located three blocks from the Classon Avenue stop on the G train. The structure will measure 9,706 square feet, which means its residential units should average 809 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Amenities listed in the Schedule A include storage space for six bikes and a recreation room in the cellar. Anthony C. Villano’s Brooklyn-based ACV Architecture is the architect of record. The 24-foot-wide, 2,450-square-foot lot is currently occupied by a small warehouse.
In March, the first partial rendering was revealed of the nine-story, 64-unit residential addition planned to rise on the existing six-story, 144-unit (130 units are rent-regulated) apartment building at 707-711 West End Avenue, between West 94th and 95th streets, on the Upper West Side. The city’s Department of Buildings has since green-lighted the project, according to the Wall Street Journal, who also has revealed the first full rendering of it. Dubbed the Haswell, the 155,420-square-foot addition will contain 64 condominium units, each averaging a spacious 1,905 square feet. The current building will see renovations and upgrades, too.