228 Spencer Street

Four-Story, Three-Unit Residential Project Planned at 228 Spencer Street, Bedford-Stuyvesant

Esther Y. Krausz, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, three-unit residential building at 228 Spencer Street, in western Bedford-Stuyvesant. The structure will measure 7,514 square feet and its residential units should average 2,287 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. One unit will span the ground and second floors, followed by a single unit on each of the third and fourth floors. Genaro Urueta’s Maspeth-based Studio Gallos is the architect of record. The 35-foot-wide, 3,517-square-foot assemblage consists of two two-story townhouses (one at 228 Spencer Street and the other at 226 1/2 Spencer Street). Demolition permits were filed in May. The site is three blocks from the Bedford-Nostrand Avenues stop on the G train.

725 Lafayette Avenue

Four-Story, Seven-Unit Residential Building Planned at 725 Lafayette Avenue, Bedford-Stuyvesant

Jamaica-based Phoenix Home Realty has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 725 Lafayette Avenue, in the heart of Bedford-Stuyvesant. The structure will measure 6,974 square feet and its residential units should average 714 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. There will be two apartments per floor on the first three levels, followed by a full-floor apartment on the fourth. Laundry facilities will be located in the cellar. Briarwood-based Gerald J. Caliendo is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot property is currently occupied by a two-story, single-family townhouse. Demolition permits haven’t been filed. The Bedford-Nostrand Avenues stop on the G train is three blocks away.

Baldwin Redevelopment Site

Request for Proposals Launched for Mixed-Use Development at 107 Grand Avenue, Baldwin, Long Island

The Town of Hempstead’s Department of Planning & Economic Development has launched a request for proposals (RFP) to develop a five-acre assemblage of dilapidating properties located at the northwestern corner of Merrick Road and Grand Avenue, in Baldwin. That’s in Nassau County, on the South Shore of Long Island. The aim is for mixed-use project, consisting of commercial space and residential apartments, according to LI Herald. Public recreational space is also part of the vision. The current stretch of street is made of vacant lots, and a mix of underutilized, vacant, and dilapidating single- and two-story commercial buildings. There appears to be bipartisan support for a mixed-use development this time around after similar attempt to build there failed last decade.