Property owner Jian Le Huang has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 1821 Grove Street, in Ridgewood, located four blocks from the Seneca Avenue stop on the M train. The structure will measure 5,000 square feet, which means its residential units should average 704 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. There will be two apartments per floor on the ground through third floors, followed by a single unit on the fourth floor. A laundry room will be located in the building. Queens-based Julien Flander is the applicant of record. The 25-foot-wide site is currently occupied by a two-story townhouse. Demolition permits were filed in January.
Brooklyn-based Home Line Realty has filed applications for a five-story, 10-unit residential building at 38 Troutman Street, in western Bushwick, located two blocks from the Myrtle Avenue stop on the J/M/Z trains. The structure will measure 9,131 square feet, and its residential units should average 680 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. There will be two apartments per floor, followed by an outdoor rooftop recreational area. Flavio C. Barros’ Long Island City-based CB Engineering is the applicant of record. The 25-foot-wide lot is currently occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits have not yet been filed to remove it.
Moshe Granit, doing business as an anonymous Midtown-based LLC, is wrapping up construction of a five-story, five-unit residential conversion project at 120 West 118th Street, in Harlem. The apartment building was formerly a 12-unit SRO (single-room occupancy), but now is being returned to legal status as a five-family property, Harlem+Bespoke reports. In the process, the structure received a single-story addition, increasing the building’s square-footage to 9,300 square feet. With 6,360 square feet in residential space, the units should average a spacious 1,272 square feet, indicative of condominiums. Mati Yaacobi’s NoMad-based MYLM Architects is the architect of record. The building sits within the Mount Morris Park Historic District Extension, which was designated in 2015.
Architect and developer Soo K. Chan says he borrowed design inspiration for his new condo project in Chelsea from the colonial houses of his childhood, in the cosmopolitan island city of George Town, Malaysia. He drew on the architecture of the city’s clan houses, long multi-family homes built around a central, open air courtyard.
In January, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved plans for a new apartment building at 906 Prospect Place, between New York Avenue and Brooklyn Avenue in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights North Historic District II. That plan is going forward, but with a new developer.