Brooklyn-based property owner Solomon Kubitchek has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 81 Starr Street, in western Bushwick, located five blocks from the Central Avenue stop on the M train. The project will total 7,639 square feet and its residential units will average 682 square feet apiece, indicative of rentals. There will be two apartments on each floor. Lower Manhattan-based Jeffrey Kamen is the applicant of record. The 25-foot-wide lot is currently occupied by a single-story warehouse structure. Demolition permits have not yet been filed.
In August of 2014, YIMBY reported on applications for an 11-story, 56-unit residential building at 11-51 47th Avenue (a.k.a. 13-33 Jackson Avenue), in the Hunters Point section of Long Island City, located directly above the 21st Street – Van Alst Avenue stop on the G train. Then last December, YIMBY reported that excavation was imminent following the demolition of the site’s former two-story warehouse. Now, the New York Times has the latest details on the Fogarty Finger-designed project, which will be clad in exposed concrete and industrial-esque windows. We also have a few words from Chris Fogarty himself, Director of Fogarty Finger.
Back in the summer of 2013, construction restarted on the long-stalled seven-story, 20-unit mixed-use project at 324 Grand Street, on the Lower East Side, and now Bowery Boogie reports the building is finally nearing completion. It measures 38,808 square feet in total and includes 3,718 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The apartments above should average 685 square feet apiece, indicative of rentals. James Cheng’s Flushing-based Urban Architectural Design is the architect of record, and George Lee, doing business as an anonymous Flushing-based LLC, is the developer. Construction has also since wrapped up on the six-story, five-unit mixed-use building at 328 Grand Street. That building measures 10,935 square feet and includes 1,269 square feet of ground-floor retail. The full-floor units above will be condos and average 1,084 square feet each. CTM Properties developed the property and Lam & Lam Engineering is the architect of record. Occupancy for both projects is probable over the next few months.
Roei Paz, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 18A Bleecker Street, in central Bushwick, located three blocks from the Gates Avenue stop on the J and Z trains. The new structure will measure 7,762 square feet in total and each floor will contain two apartments. The residential units will average 686 square feet apiece, although one of the fourth-floor units will include an exclusive fifth-floor penthouse level. Ruslan Goychayev’s Brooklyn-based RSLN Architecture is the architect of record. An existing two-story townhouse must first be demolished.
Three of the city’s top officials in transportation, housing, and economic development laid out the details of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s controversial plan to build a streetcar line along the waterfront from Sunset Park, Brooklyn to Astoria, Queens during a meeting with reporters on Friday.