219-05 112th Avenue

Three Two-Story, Two-Family Houses Coming to 219-05 112th Avenue, Queens Village

Mineola, N.Y.-based Shilony Assaf has filed applications for three two-story, two-family houses at 219-05 112th Avenue, in Queens Village. Only one individual new building permit has been filed so far, although all three houses will likely be similar in size. The houses should measure roughly 3,720 square feet, and across all there, there will be 6,528 square feet of residential space. All six full-floor units should average 1,088 square feet apiece, indicative of family-sized configurations. There will also be at least three off-street parking spaces. David Nagan’s Fresh Meadows-based King David Architecture is the architect of record. The 80-foot-wide, 10,138-square-foot property is currently occupied by a two-story, single-family house. Demolition and subdivision permits were filed in June.

142 West 19th Street

Developer Seeks Variance for 10-Story, Nine-Unit Residential Project at 142 West 19th Street, Chelsea

Developer Urban Standard Development is now seeking a variance from the Board of Standards and Appeals to build three extra stories as part of a 10-story, nine-unit residential project at 142 West 19th Street, in Chelsea. The developer requires a variance from the city to build a project taller than seven stories, the height of the adjacent buildings, due to zoning rules that restrict new buildings on narrow lots from being taller than their immediate neighbors, DNAinfo reported. Filings with the Buildings Department currently resemble the 10-story proposal. If a variance is granted, the project would measure 16,903 square feet and its residential units would probably average 1,803 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. Two of them would be duplexes. Earlier this year, YIMBY revealed a preliminary rendering of a seven-story building that can be built without a variance. Think! Architecture and Design is behind the design. A four-story, seven-unit residential building must first be demolished.

Landmarks Wants Refinements for BKSK’s New Mixed-Use Building at 466-468 Columbus Avenue, Upper West Side

Demolitions aren’t particularly frequent in historic districts, but it looks like another one is going to happen. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission heard a proposal to demolish the current building at 466-468 Columbus Avenue, on the Upper West Side, and replace it with a mixed-use building. While the commissioners weren’t ready to approve the proposal, the demolition aspect didn’t seem to be a stumbling block.

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