In March, YIMBY reported that the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) kicked off for the 10-story, 220-unit mixed-use building proposed at 50-25 Barnett Avenue, in Sunnyside. Earlier this week, developer Phipps Houses withdrew their application for the project, Politico reported, which means the project has been cancelled. The ULURP process was suppose to conclude by the end of this month. Since March, it appears the developer scaled down the project to seven stories and 209 units, but that move proved unsuccessful in relieving opposition. It would have included a 4,000-square-foot pre-K school on the ground floor and between 25 to 30 percent of the units would have rented at below-market rates through the housing lottery. New plans for the site have not been revealed, but it’s zoned for up to 60,000 square feet of commercial and community facility space as-of-right.
D&F Development Group has recently filed applications for another 82-unit residential building, at 127-10 Locust Manor Lane, within their multi-building Locust Manor Estates development in South Jamaica. The project will rise 14 stories and measure 89,382 square feet. Its residential units should average 1,029 square feet apiece, indicative of family-sized configurations. All of the apartments will be subsidized rentals. Amenities include a community room, a 29-car parking garage, storage for 41 bikes, tenant storage, and laundry facilities. Gerald J. Caliendo’s Briarwood-based architecture firm is the architect of record.
Great Neck, N.Y.-based Woodland Home Sales Corp. has filed applications for two three-story, two-unit residential buildings at 108-46 – 108-48 37th Drive, in North Corona. The structures will each measure 5,945 square feet each and their residential units should average a family-sized 2,230 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. There will be a total of four off-street parking spaces. Gerald J. Caliendo’s Briarwood-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 64-foot-wide, 8,124-square-foot plot is currently vacant. The 111th Street on the 7 train is three blocks away.
On Tuesday, a proposal to renovate and expand a nearly century-and-a-half-old rowhouse on the Upper East Side’s southern end went before the Landmarks Preservation Commission. While the work on its front would be mostly welcome, the proposal for the roof and rear left one commissioner wondering how the application got this far.
Filings for new buildings in Flatbush seem to have slowed down over the last few months, probably thanks to confusion about the defunct-but-possibly-not 421-a tax abatement. The tax break propped up market-rate development throughout the central Brooklyn neighborhood, and without it, many builders seem to be delaying construction.