United American Land is currently converting the top five floors of the Offerman House, an eight-story commercial building and individual landmark at 248 Duffield Street in Downtown Brooklyn, into 121 residential units. The units will be rental apartments ranging from studios to three-bedrooms, the New York Times reported. The lower floors of the property are currently leased to retailers, including Nordstrom Rack and Old Navy. GreenbergFarrow is designing the conversion. Occupancy is expected in the spring of 2017.
A South Ozone Park-based property owner has filed applications for five three-story, three-unit residential buildings at 4820-4828 Barnes Avenue, in the East Bronx’s Wakefield section, located on the city border with Mount Vernon. The buildings will measure 3,760 square feet each. Across the entire development, the full-floor residential units should average a family-sized 940 square feet apiece. Olabanji B. Awosika’s Jamaica-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 121-foot-wide, 11,192-square-foot property is occupied by a two-and-a-half-story house. Demolition permits were filed in August.
An anonymous Floral Park, N.Y.-based LLC has filed applications for a six-story, 10-unit mixed-use building at 147-07 88th Avenue, in downtown Jamaica. The project will measure 13,578 square feet. It will feature a 484-square-foot retail space on the ground floor, followed by residential units on the second through sixth floors. The apartments should average 1,309 square feet apiece, which suggests condominiums are likely in the works. Manish S. Savani’s Jamaica-based architecture firm is the architect of record. A two-story building must first be demolished. Permits were filed to do so in August.
In 2015, Fortis Property Group laid out plans to redevelop the Long Island College Hospital property, located on several blocks in Cobble Hill. One proposal was for as-of-right development, while the other required an individual rezoning, approved through the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP). The developer has decided to move forward with the as-of-right plan, which will not include any affordable residential units, Politico reported.
Vacant lots along Broadway, on the border between Bushwick and Bedford-Stuyvesant, serve as a reminder of when both neighborhoods were victims of neglect and abandonment. But they are quickly disappearing. Plans were filed over the weekend for a five-story apartment building at 766 Decatur Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant, between Broadway and Thomas S. Boyland Street. New building applications call for 10 apartments and 5,500 square feet of residential space, for tiny apartments averaging 550 square feet apiece. Each floor would have two apartments, and the top floor would host a pair of duplex penthouses.