A year ago, YIMBY reported on permits for a mixed-use development at the northern edge of Jamaica, on a bustling swath of Hillside Avenue upzoned by the city in 2007. Despite the rezoning, the upzoned piece of downtown Jamaica didn’t see much market-rate development until recently. But construction is beginning to pick up again in the eastern Queens neighborhood, and we have renderings for that sizable project at 148-46 Hillside Avenue in Jamaica.
The attractive five-story factory at 326 Junius Street in Brownsville has been a boxing gym, a community center, and a church. And now, alteration applications have been filed to convert the 1920s building at the corner of Blake Avenue into a 114-key hotel.
Exterior work is wrapping up on 41-07 Crescent Street, in Long Island City, where Ranger Properties is developing a nine-story, 48-unit mixed-use building, which YIMBY first revealed back in May of 2014. A tipster has sent along photos of the project’s progress, and scaffolding is now being removed.
Michael Stern’s JDS Development, partnered with Chetrit Group, is planning to acquire the landmarked Dime Savings Bank building at 9 Dekalb Avenue, in Downtown Brooklyn, for $90 million, according to Crain’s. The building could be converted to accommodate retail, but roughly 300,000 square feet of unused air rights can now be transferred to the team’s site at 340 Flatbush Avenue Extension.
Most streets in the Lower East Side are crammed with 15-foot-wide tenement buildings dating as far back as the 1880s, but the one-block stretch of Attorney Street between Delancey and Rivington Streets was once more industrial, lined on the west side with an old brick factory converted to apartments, a 15-year-old residential building, and a series of crumbling brick garages. Now developer Morris Platt is going to fill a hole where one of those garages was demolished, at 91 Attorney Street, with an eight-story apartment building.