A charming little townhouse amongst much larger neighbors on one of Manhattan’s great boulevards will stay just that, for the time being. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission decided not to approve proposed additions to 890 Park Avenue, located on the west side of the street between East 78th Street and East 79th Street, in the Upper East Side Historic District.
Last summer, excavation kicked off at 438 East 12th Street, in the East Village, where a six-story, 82-unit mixed-use building is under development by Douglas Steiner. Then in December, the developer secured a $130 million construction loan for the project. The Real Deal now reports the project has received approval from the Attorney General’s office, putting the valuation of the project’s 82 units at $215 million. When completed in 2017, the 151,943 square-foot building will have 8,376 and 961 square feet of ground-floor retail and medical offices, respectively. The units above will average 1,315 square feet apiece, and will come in one- to four-bedroom layouts. The amenities, located on the ground and cellar levels, will include a pool and spa, a gym, a library, and a children’s playroom, as well as courtyard and rooftop gardens. Perkins Eastman affiliate S9 Architecture is the designing architect and Paris Forino is designing the interiors.
In early 2014, YIMBY reported on applications for a three-story, 19-unit residential building at 265 Van Brunt Street, in Red Hook, and then renderings of the project were revealed in early 2015. DNAinfo now reports the structure has topped out and is currently receiving its façade. The building appears to be four stories because it’s raised above the street level to prevent future flood waters from doing damage. Residential space will total 18,089 square feet, which means the rental units will average 952 square feet apiece. Cheever Development Corporation is behind the project and OCV Architects is designing it. Completion and occupancy are scheduled for this spring.
Brooklyn-based Bawabeh Brothers has filed applications for a five-story, 11-unit mixed-use building at 1732 Hancock Street, in southern Ridgewood, located seven blocks south of the Seneca Avenue stop on the M train. The entire structure will measure 24,825 square feet in total, 12,596 square feet of which will be for a dialysis center located on the ground and second stories. On the rest of the second floor and on the upper levels, there will be a total of 11 residential units averaging 931 square feet apiece. Rego Park-based Diego Aguilera Architects is the applicant of record. The 8,009 square-foot lot is currently being used for parking.
Staten Island-based Carmela Estates has filed applications for six three-story, single-family homes at 4-14 Summerfield Place, in Graniteville, located on Staten Island’s north shore. Each of the houses will measure between 2,045 and 2,216 square feet, and they will likely be marketed towards families. The roughly 130-foot-wide site, at the corner of Forest Avenue, is currently vacant. Stanley Krebushevski’s Staten Island-based SMK Architect is the architect of record.