Staten Island Community Board 1 has voted to disapprove Camelot’s plans for a four-story, 35-bed drug rehabilitation facility at 263 Port Richmond Avenue, on the western end of Port Richmond, on Staten Island’s north shore, DNAinfo reports. The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) granted the project $1 million in January. The project’s local opposition comes as Staten Island suffers from some the highest rate of drug overdoses in the city. It would replace Camelot’s existing two-story facility, although demolition permits have not been filed yet. Construction is expected to begin in 2017, with opening targeted for 2019.
Habitat for Humanity’s New York City branch is planning to build two four-story, four-unit residential buildings at 329-331 Ralph Avenue, in Ocean Hill, located two blocks south of the Ralph Avenue stop on the C train. According to DNAinfo, all the full-floor residential units will be co-ops, with two of them having one-bedroom layouts and the other six having two-bedrooms. The buildings were filed with the Department of Buildings last October, and will measure 4,380 and 4,500 square feet each, respectively. That means units will average 1,110 square feet across both structures. All of the units will be sold at below-market rates to households making between 50 to 80 percent of the area median income (AMI). David Cunningham Architecture Planning is the architect of record. Groundbreaking is scheduled for this summer and completion is expected in early 2017.
Moshe J. Halberstam, of Brooklyn-based Diamond Property Management Inc., has filed applications for a three-story, three-unit residential building at 1771 49th Street, in southern Borough Park, located five blocks from the 18th Avenue stop on the F train. The new building will encompass 7,038 square feet, with 5,279 square feet designated for residential space. That means full-floor residential units should average a spacious 1,760 square feet apiece, indicative of family-sized condominiums. Hudson Valley-based Kenneth Thomas is the architect of record. The 35-foot-wide lot’s deteriorating two-story, two-unit residential building was demolished during the summer of 2015.
Igor Zagranichny, doing business as an anonymous Queens-based LLC, has filed applications for a six-story, 11,545-square-foot medical office building at 1123 Ocean View Avenue, in Brighton Beach, located six blocks from the Brighton Beach stop on the B/Q lines. The entire building, from the basement level to the sixth-floor penthouse, will feature 11,299 square feet of medical space (noted as community facility square-footage in filings). The new building would rise on a 25-foot-wide, 2,475-square-foot lot currently occupied by a two-and-a-half-story brick house. Demolition permits have not yet been filed. Ruslan S. Goychayev’s Brooklyn-based RSLN Architecture is the architect of record.
Back in 2012, former property owner Harvey Stashower filed plans for a small, two-story commercial building with a caretakers apartment at 219 Park Avenue, located directly below the BQE on the southern edge of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Those plans never came to fruition, but now an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC filed applications for a four-story, 9,525-square-foot multi-use commercial project. The latest plans call for 5,000 square feet of warehouse and office space in addition to 4,525 square feet of medical offices. The ground floor and a mezzanine level will feature a commercial warehouse and office space, the second and third floors will contain the medical offices, and the fourth floor and a mezzanine level will contain another office unit. Rego Park-based Diego Aguilera Architects is the architect of record.