Jamaica-based Phoenix Home Realty has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 143 Woodbine Street, in central Bushwick, located three blocks from the Gates Avenue stop on the J and Z trains. The 7,515-square-foot project will have 5,414 square feet in residential space, which means units will average 677 square feet apiece. Queens-based Gerald Caliendo is the architect of record. An existing two-story home must first be demolished.
The former Renaissance catering hall at 2131 Hylan Boulevard, in Staten Island’s south shore neighborhood of Grant City, is slated for demolition, according to Staten Island Live. The vacant two-story structure and the adjacent single-story Duane Reade will be demolished for a retail center. The property could accommodate a two-story, 11,000 square-foot commercial buildings. Architectural plans will be drawn up once Winick Realty Group chooses a specific tenant. It will include on-site parking and will be accessible from all three street fronts.
Emmut Properties has acquired the two-story television studio at 433 West 53rd Street, in Hell’s Kitchen, for $25 million. The 10,000 square-foot block-thru property, with an address also at 442 West 54th Street, will be demolished for two six-story residential buildings, according to The Real Deal. The rental project will have over 60 residential units and could measure as large as 42,000 square feet. Neither a design firm nor a targeted completion date have yet been disclosed.
Taneshwar Sukhdeo, doing business as an Ozone Park-based LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, four-unit residential development at 508A Lexington Avenue, in the heart of Bedford-Stuyvesant. The 4,000-square-foot project will be located 12 blocks north of the Kingston – Throop Avs. stop on the C train, and its full-floor units will average 1,000 square feet apiece. Jamaica-based Banji Awosika Architect is the applicant of record and the lot is currently vacant.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission has given approval for the partial conversion and refurbishment of a portion of a landmark building in Chinatown. The building in question is 66 Allen Street (a.k.a. 315 Grand Street). Though the upper office floors will all become residential, totaling eight units, the existing ground floor retail will be retained. The approval was granted at the LPC’s session on Tuesday.