Earlier this year, Silverstein Properties paid roughy $100 million for a car dealership at 520 West 41st Street, aka 514 Eleventh Avenue, in Midtown West. Last summer, YIMBY revealed plans for an 106-story, 1,400-unit mixed-use tower at the site (currently traversing ULURP). Although the proposed 1.685 million square-foot building has yet to be approved, Curbed reports demolition of the existing low-rise commercial building has begun.
It’s been a busy week for Bronx permits at the Department of Buildings, and now we have a second filing for a market-rate building from Midtown South-based developer Kim Tasher. Prolific Bronx designers Badaly Architects filed a new building application today for an eight-story development at 1685 Monroe Avenue in the Claremont section of the Bronx, just half a block south of the Cross Bronx Expressway.
Hen Hawk NY LLC has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 499 Van Buren Street, in northern Bedford-Stuyvesant, two blocks south of the J train’s Kosciuszko St. stop on Broadway. The building will measure 4,985 square feet in total, which means units will average a rental-sized 712 square feet. Suresh Manchanda’s L&C Associates is the architect of record, and permits were filed in May to demolish an existing two-story, single-family home.
Meer Ahmed, operating under an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for an eight-story, 27-unit residential building at the vacant lot of 1969 Hughes Avenue, in Tremont, seven blocks from MNRR’s Tremont station on the Harlem line. The building will measure 18,445 square feet in total, and units will be rentals, averaging just 685 square feet. Mohammad Badaly’s Badaly Architects is the applicant of record.
Michael Cotoia, head of Alpine Ready Mix (a Queens-based concrete supplier), has filed applications for a two-story mixed-use commercial building at 58-38 69th Street, in eastern Maspeth. The building will measure 11,000 square feet; retail space will span 5,500 square feet on the ground floor while a health care facility will take the second level. Fushing-based Frank Quatela is the architect of record, and an existing single-story structure must first be demolished.