Two months ago, YIMBY got a glimpse of the dramatic changes proposed to convert an Upper West Side community facility into a residential building. Last Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved those changes to 164 West 74th Street.
Renderings were recently revealed of the 12-story, 24-unit mixed-use building planned at 86 Delancey Street, located on the corner of Orchard Street on the Lower East Side. Now, municipal workers have painted over the elaborate and legal graffiti art installed on the existing two-story commercial building, Mass Appeal reported. The currently property owner, developer David Escava, never gave the city his personal permission to paint over the building, but the previous owner did (10 years ago). The structure received demolition permits September 1. The site’s next occupant is expected to measure 29,437 square feet and will feature retail space and residential units. SWA Architecture is designing, although a completion date has not been announced.
In June, YIMBY revealed the glassy skyscraper at 200 Amsterdam Avenue, which may become the Upper West Side’s tallest building. Now permit applications have been filed for the 669-foot-tall structure.
An anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 214 Sumpter Street, in Ocean Hill. The project will measure 7,120 square feet and its residential units should average 688 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. The two units on the fourth floor will also feature space in an upper penthouse level. Kenneth Thomas’s Hudson Valley-based firm is the applicant of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot lot is currently occupied by a two-story townhouse. Demolition permits haven’t been filed. The Ralph Avenue stop on the C train is three blocks away.
Property owner Vito Mancini, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for two three-story, three-unit residential buildings at 1946-1950 80th Street, in Bensonhurst. The buildings will measure 5,059 square feet each, and their full-floor residential units should average 1,249 square feet apiece. That means family-sized apartments are probably in the works. Douglas Pulaski’s Brooklyn-based Bricolage Designs is the architect of record. The 6,000-square-foot site is currently occupied by a two-and-a-half-story house. Demolition permits haven’t been filed. The 18th Avenue stop on the D train is six blocks away.