It was in November that the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved altering a 1942 garage building at 456 Greenwich Street (at the corner of Desbrosses Street) and turn it into a restaurant. Well, things have changed and the proposal is now to demolish the existing building and build a hotel that will stretch out of the Tribeca North Historic District.
The Covenant House, a facility that caters to homeless youth, is planning to redevelop the small block at 460 West 41st Street, in Hell’s Kitchen, replacing their current eight-story facility, a vacant six-story building, and an undeveloped lot. DNAinfo reports the new building will house Covenant’s new national headquarters facility, in additional to a large residential portion that’s 40% affordable and includes 100 units of supportive housing.
The low-slung, industrial stretch of Vernon Boulevard that winds along the Astoria waterfront is slowly giving rise to large residential developments, like Alma Realty’s 17-story, two-tower complex under construction next to Ravenswood Generating Station. Now another developer has filed plans for a 101,000-square-foot apartment building at 11-02 30th Drive, on the corner of Vernon Boulevard.
Bronx-based Altmark Group has filed applications, originally submitted to the DOB in 2013, for three four-story residential buildings at 747-751 East 133rd Street, in Port Morris, six blocks from the 6 train’s Cypress Avenue stop. The development will include a total of 24 residential units spread across 17,328 square feet, for units averaging a rental-sized 722 square feet. Shahriar Afshari is the applicant of record.
RDG Queens X LLC has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 139 Grove Street, in central Bushwick, four blocks from the J/Z train’s Gates Avenue stop. The building will measure a total 7,695 square feet, which works out to units averaging 960 square feet. Sion Hourizadeh’s Sion Associates is the applicant of record, and the existing two-story, two-unit townhouse was filed for demolition in July.