22 Melrose Street

Five-Story, Eight-Unit Residential Building Coming To 22 Melrose Street, Bushwick

Property owner Joel Schwartz, of South Side Units LLC, has filed applications for a five-story, eight-unit residential building at the vacant lot at 22 Melrose Street, a stone’s-throw away from the Myrtle Avenue subway stop in northern Bushwick. The building will measure 5,885 square feet, which works out to an average rental-size unit of 735 square feet. KMP Design & Engineering is the applicant of record. The site’s former three-story, three-unit structure was emergency demolished sometime within the past few years.

179 Suffolk Street

10-Story Mixed-Use Building Nears Completion at 179 Suffolk Street, Lower East Side

In October 2014, a 10-story, eight-unit mixed-use building was rising at 179 Suffolk Street, at East Houston Street on the Lower East Side. Bowery Boogie reports the nearly 14,500 square-foot structure topped out last Spring, and now façade installation is nearly complete. The first two levels will be occupied by a religious facility, and opening is likely within the coming months. Defonseca Architects is the architect of record.