An open lot one block north of the A Train’s Beach 44th Street-Frank Avenue Station, in Edgemere, Queens, is about to see a substantial new development. Applications for 4515 Rockaway Beach Boulevard show an eight-story building with a total construction area of 121,393 square feet, which will include a 2,961 square-foot retail component on the ground floor, and 92,488 square feet of residential space, to be divided amongst 119 apartments. There will be 50 parking spaces in all, with 13 located on the first floor and the others on the open lot, and the structure will be flood-proofed. Mark Ginsberg of Curtis + Ginsberg Architects LLP is the architect of record, and HPD is the site’s developer, which means rentals are guaranteed.
New building applications have been filed for a seven-story mixed-use project at 1595 Broadway, on the southwestern edge of Bushwick, Brooklyn. The structure will have a total area measuring 49,284 square feet, to be occupied by a 7,400 square-foot retail component on the first floor, 7,420 square feet of community facility space on the second floor, and 22,752 square feet of residential space above that. The residential will be divided between 35 units, with the average square footage of under 650 square feet highly indicative of rental apartments. Diego Aguilera is the architect of record, Martin Joseph of Bawbeh United, LLC, is listed as the developer, and a nondescript one-story building must be demolished before construction can begin.
A one-story warehouse surrounded by vacant land at 20 Prescott Place, on the southeastern edge of Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, is about to be redeveloped into something useful. Applications filed for the long-neglected site show a new eight-story building with a total construction area measuring 33,681 square feet, all of which will be dedicated to residential use. The project’s 49 apartments will average under 700 square feet apiece, indicative of rentals. Adam Kushner of Kushner Studios is the architect of record, and Mordechai Halberstam of Mor Rosen LLC/Mazeh Realty is listed as the developer.
One Seaport isn’t one of the tallest buildings going up in the Financial District at the moment, which is actually one of the most obvious testaments to how substantial the neighborhood’s ongoing boom is, as the tower will eventually stand 57 floors and 670 feet to its rooftop. But its location near the waterfront means that the skyscraper doesn’t need quite as much height as some other sites to take advantage of views and achieve prominence on the cityscape, and it is now doing exactly that as it approaches the halfway point in its rise, with glass installation also starting.
As Astoria continues to thrive, spot re-zonings are sometimes required to handle the neighborhood’s growing pains. One of those is in the works at 35-10 Astoria Boulevard, and calls for a new seven-story mixed-use project, which YIMBY can reveal today.