200 East 21st Street

Developer Plans 20-Story, 65-Unit Mixed-Use Building At 200 East 21st Street, Gramercy

In the summer of 2015, Chelsea-based Alfa Development entered into contract to acquire the development site spanning 253-261 Third Avenue (a.k.a 200 East 21st Street), in Gramercy, and now the developer is planning a 20-story, 65-unit mixed-use building. The Real Deal reports the project will measure 104,700 square feet in total and will include 7,200 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The rest of the new building will contain 65 condominium units, which will come in one- to four-bedroom layouts. BKSK Architects will be responsible for the design. Reportedly, the developers filed permits for the project, although they have yet to hit public record. Demolition permits, however, are on file for all of the assemblage’s existing buildings. Four three-story structures are to be demolished at 253-259 Third Avenue, and a five-story, 12-unit tenement building at 200 East 21st Street will be razed.


90-02 168th Streets

Shopping Complex Plans Nixed At 90-02 168th Street, Downtown Jamaica

Back in 2013, the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation (GJDC) and Blumenfeld Development Group signed an agreement to build a 160,000-square-foot retail complex accompanied by a 550-space parking garage across two vacant lots in downtown Jamaica, specifically at 90-01 168th Street and 90-02 168th Street. Then early last year, the developers said they would build an additional 105,000 square feet of retail space and an affordable residential building. DNAinfo now reports the 2013 deal has terminated, effectively halting any plans for the sites. At this point, the GJDC plans to release a new and updated Request for Proposals (RFP), that will more than likely include affordable housing, for both properties later this spring. Both lots are currently being used for surface parking.


196 Fourth Avenue

Veterinary Hospital Leases Newly Renovated Two-Story Property At 194 Fourth Avenue, Gowanus

For the past few years, Brooklyn-based landlord Todd Parjonas has been converting the two-story, 12,150-square-foot manufacturing building at 196 Fourth Avenue, between Sackett and Degraw streets in Gowanus, into a commercial-retail or office property. Commercial Observer now reports the Veterinary Emergency & Referral Group, a 24-hour animal hospital, has leased the entire building for the next 15 years, taking both the ground and second floors. The tenant expects to move into the repurposed property later this year, once it builds out its office space. Michael D. Just’s Brooklyn-based Just Architecture is the architect of record.


2615 East 27th Street

Three-Story, Three-Unit Residential Project Coming To 2615 East 27th Street, Sheepshead Bay

Property owner Xin Ling Huang has filed applications for a three-story, three-unit residential building at 2615 East 27th Street, in southern Sheepshead Bay, located three blocks north of the waterfront. The structure will measure 3,654 square feet in total and its full-floor residential units should average a spacious 1,197 square feet apiece, which means they will probably be condominiums. The project will also include a 300-square-foot garage for two automobiles. Flushing-based Thomas Tung PE is the applicant of record. The 40-foot-wide lot is currently occupied by one-and-a-half-story house and demolition permits have not yet been filed to knock it down.


41-97 Parsons Boulevard

Seven-Story, 32-Unit Residential Building Planned At 41-97 Parsons Boulevard, East Flushing

Xue H. Huang, head of Corona-based First Red Apple Realty, has filed applications for a seven-story, 32-unit residential building at 41-97 Parsons Boulevard, on the western end of East Flushing, located five blocks from Downtown Flushing’s Main Street. Initial new building applications were filed in March of 2014, but follow-up documents were not submitted until recently. The new building would encompass 37,087 square feet and its residential units should average a rental-sized 736 square feet apiece. There will also be space in the cellar for a medical office. According to the Schedule A, amenities include 16-car parking and 16 bike storage spaces in the cellar and a recreational area on the ground floor. Flushing-based Raymond Chan is the architect of record. The site’s former two-story house was demolished in October of last year.