Apartment buildings have sprouted on nearly every piece of available property near the Metropolitan Avenue L stop in Williamsburg, but one developer has decided to expand and convert a warehouse at 82 Ainslie Street instead of tearing it down.
LG Electronics USA has revised plans for their new North American headquarters building at 111 Sylvan Avenue, in southern Englewood Cliffs, just north of the GWB in New Jersey. The 360,000 square-foot building will stand five stories or nearly 70 feet tall, according to The New York Times. The new building was previously proposed to rise 143 feet at the site, formerly home to a single-story office structure, now demolished. Completion is expected by 2019, and Saratoga Associates is designing.
Property owner Jose Minassian has filed applications for a four-story, two-unit residential building on the 14-foot wide vacant lot at 754 Lafayette Avenue, in central Bedford-Stuyvesant, four blocks east from the Bedford Avenue stop on the G. The 2,762 square-foot building will split its space between just two residences, making for a condo-sized unit of 1,381 square feet. Gerald Caliendo is designing.
Mirza Rahman has filed applications for a four-story, 13-unit mixed-use building at 87-13 – 18-17 Homelawn Street, in Jamaica Hills, a block away from the 169th Street stop on the F train. The 12,300 square-foot building will include 1,680 square feet for a community facility in the cellar, and residential units will measure an average 815 square feet each. JLS Designs is the architect of record, and two existing single-family structures must first be demolished.
Izhak Djmemal has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 38 Broome Street, in southern Greenpoint. The new building will measure 5,000 square feet, which means units will average 625 square feet, indicating rentals. Woody Chen’s InFocus is the applicant of record, and an existing two-story, three-unit townhouse must first be demolished.