In July 2015, the Landmarks Preservation Commission rejected a proposal by Green-Wood Cemetery to restore the Weir Greenhouse and build an adjacent three-story visitor center at 750 Fifth Avenue, located on the corner of 25th Street in Greenwood Heights. Later that year, the LPC approved restoration work, designed by Page Ayres Crowley Architects, on only the existing greenhouse structure. Construction is now underway on the 40-foot-tall structure, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported.
Rabsky Group is working on large, controversial projects in South Williamsburg, Bushwick, Crown Heights, and Long Island City. Now the secretive developer is taking aim at neighborhoods south of Prospect Park. They’ve filed plans for a seven-story apartment building at 830 Flatbush Avenue, near the corner of Linden Boulevard in Flatbush.
Developers Faros Properties and MAS Development Group are proposing a five-story, 258-unit mixed-use project at 244 Union Street, located in the Midtown section of Elizabeth, in Union County, N.J. The project will contain roughly 26,000 square feet of retail space and a parking garage, Jersey Digs reported. Residential amenities could include a landscaped courtyard, a theater, and a fitness center, among other spaces. The site encompasses the entire block, which is mostly vacant except for two single-story commercial buildings. The City of Elizabeth selected the development team to build on the site in 2014.
A Queens-based LLC has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 689 Quincy Street, in the heart of Bedford-Stuyvesant. The project will measure 8,300 square feet and its residential units should average 750 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Woody Chen’s Elmhurst-based Infocus Design & Planning is the architect of record. The 30-foot-wide, 3,000-square-foot property is occupied by a four-story townhouse. Demolition permits have not been filed.
A Briarwood-based LLC has filed applications for a three-story, 11,277-square-foot daycare center at 80-15 188th Street, in Fresh Meadows. The daycare facility will accommodate children ages one through five, according to the project’s Schedule A. The structure will feature an outdoor playground in the backyard and a second playground on the roof. Gerald J. Caliendo’s Briarwood-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide, 5,088-square-foot property is occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits were filed in September.