A quintet of former hospital buildings in Upper Manhattan are on their way to becoming part of a residential development. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved alterations and infill for former parts of St. Luke’s Hospital, now known as Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, in Morningside Heights.
A groundbreaking ceremony has been held for an eight-story, 68-unit mixed-use building at 54-25 101st Street, a.k.a. 54-15 101st Street, in Corona. The latest building permits indicate the project will measure 56,700 square feet and rise 80 feet in height, not including the bulkhead. There will be a 5,031-square-foot pre-kindergarten on the ground floor, followed by 68 affordable residential units, all designated for seniors, on the floors above. The apartments should average 688 square feet apiece.
In the spring of 2014, the wrecking ball came for the Victorian mansion at 111 Clarkson Avenue in Prospect Lefferts Gardens. Today, construction is chugging along on a pair of rental buildings at the site between Bedford and Rogers avenues.
The Sephardic Mikveh of Midwood has filed applications for a two-story, 8,143-square-foot ritualarium at 607 Avenue K, located on the corner of Ocean Parkway in Midwood. The facility will feature a ritual area in the cellar, administrative offices and a waiting area on the ground floor, and a multi-purpose room on the second floor. The Brooklyn-based Spiral Group is the architect of record of the 27-foot-tall structure. The 3,600-square-foot lot is vacant. Its three-story predecessor was demolished back in 2007. The Avenue J stop on the Q train is 10 blocks away.
Brooklyn-based Jonico Construction & Development has filed applications for a three-story, three-unit residential building at 2272 82nd Street, in northern Gravesend. The project will measure 4,986 square feet and its full-floor residential units should average 1,247 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. There will also be three off-street parking spaces. Paul Lombardi’s Brooklyn-based Design Studio Associates is the architect of record.