Elizabeth McDonald, doing business as an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for a three-story, six-unit residential building at 1776 74th Street, in Bensonhurst, located five blocks from the 79th Street stop on the D train. The structure will measure 10,000 square feet and its residential units should average a spacious 1,080 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. The project will feature four parkings spaces, two of which will be located on the ground floor. Steven Schneider’s New Jersey-based Schneider Associates is the applicant of record. Demolition permits were filed in February for the 40-foot-wide site’s existing two-and-a-half-story house.
Frank Ruggerio, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for a seven-story, 12-unit residential building at 978 Kent Avenue, in western Bedford-Stuyvesant, located three blocks from the Classon Avenue stop on the G train. The structure will measure 9,706 square feet, which means its residential units should average 809 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Amenities listed in the Schedule A include storage space for six bikes and a recreation room in the cellar. Anthony C. Villano’s Brooklyn-based ACV Architecture is the architect of record. The 24-foot-wide, 2,450-square-foot lot is currently occupied by a small warehouse.
In March, the first partial rendering was revealed of the nine-story, 64-unit residential addition planned to rise on the existing six-story, 144-unit (130 units are rent-regulated) apartment building at 707-711 West End Avenue, between West 94th and 95th streets, on the Upper West Side. The city’s Department of Buildings has since green-lighted the project, according to the Wall Street Journal, who also has revealed the first full rendering of it. Dubbed the Haswell, the 155,420-square-foot addition will contain 64 condominium units, each averaging a spacious 1,905 square feet. The current building will see renovations and upgrades, too.
In January, Benchmark Real Estate Group acquired the five-story, 20-unit residential building at 50 Orange Street, in Brooklyn Heights, for $13.5 million. The developer has since tasked Lee Stahl’s design/build firm Renovated Home to draw up plans to convert the home into a single-family mansion, according to the Wall Street Journal. The 14,500-square-foot townhouse would include four bedrooms, a gym, an 800-bottle wine cellar, a library, and a rooftop terrace, although ultimately the buyer will be able to design the final layout. Construction is expected to last into 2017, although the property is already on the market for $22 million. A number of tenants are still currently residing in the building. Any exterior alteration must be approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission, as the property is located within the Brooklyn Heights Historic District.
While developers tear down old industrial buildings left and right in downtown Jersey City, one builder has chosen to preserve and convert the huge Butler Brothers warehouse at 350 Warren Street.