Joel John, doing business as Bushwick Powers, LLC, has filed applications for a six-story, 20-unit residential building at 70 Bushwick Avenue, in eastern Williamsburg, a block away from the Grand Street stop on the L train. The building will measure 13,657 square feet, and units will average a rental-sized 683 square feet apiece. Queens Village-based Julien Flander is the architect of record. The L-shaped assemblage will require the demolition of a single-story warehouse on the corner lot and a two-story house at 215 Powers Street.
In the first half of 2014, YIMBY reported on building applications for a nearly 600-foot-tall luxury residential tower at 45 Park Place, in Tribeca, and later that year, we revealed preliminary renderings of the project. Now, Bloomberg Business has the latest news on the tower, as well as an update on the design. The building will have 43 actual stories and will top out 667 feet above street level, up from the 39-story and 597-foot figures reported earlier. The latest filings call for 50 condominiums, and at least 15 will reportedly be full-floor units measuring 3,200 to 3,700 square feet. The 134,304 square-foot building will also incorporate 1,089 square feet of ground-floor retail.
Satellite skylines across the water from Manhattan are a curious phenomenon: they appear to stay frozen in time for decades until they hit sudden, and typically large, growth spurts. As Lower Manhattan was still reeling from the tragedy of 9/11, Jersey City sprouted a forest of cranes. East of the Financial District, the current decade has ushered Downtown Brooklyn’s skyscraper renaissance, as its solitary peaks are now morphing into manmade canyons. Yet as 2015 draws to a close, Long Island City is set to command development watchers’ attention, and the region’s perpetual skyline underdog is about to undergo a complete overhaul.
Staten Island-based Blue Star Group has filed applications for three detached multi-family residential buildings at 133-141 Kruser Street, in Staten Island’s south shore neighborhood of New Dorp. Located just five blocks from the Grant City SIRR station, each three-story building will house two units for a total of six apartments. The development will total 8,808 square feet, which means units will average a spacious 1,468 square feet apiece. Richard Moss’s Moss & Sayad Architects is the applicant of record, and an existing single-story house must first be demolished.
Jack Aini, doing business as an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, 8,000 square-foot mixed-use commercial building at 2799 Coney Island Avenue, in southern Sheepshead Bay, six blocks from the B and Q trains’ stop at Sheepshead Bay Road. On the cellar level and fourth floor, a relatively large daycare facility will operate and will have access to outdoor rooftop space. Healthcare facilities and offices will be located on the second and third floors, and a lobby and parking garage will take up the ground floor. Robert Palermo’s Corporate Design of America is the architect of record, and an existing three-story building must first be demolished.