Most of the decisions the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission has to make involve structures in somewhat to very densely populated areas. However, the city, with its five boroughs, is quite large and diverse. Sometimes, the commission has to make decisions about more suburban areas. Such was the case last Tuesday when, for the second time in two weeks, the commission has approved the expansion of a single-family home in the Douglaston Historic District in Queens.
Last week, YIMBY told you about a seven-story apartment building planned on Lenox Road in East Flatbush. Now the same developer is back at it just a few blocks south, and he’s filed new building applications for a four-story residential project at 157 Erasmus Street, between Rogers and Nostrand avenues in Flatbush.
Maya Lin Studio and Bialosky + Partners Architects are designing a five-story, 20,000 square-foot mansion at 11 Hubert Street, in TriBeCa, TribecaTrib reports. The building would be clad in metal, glass, and limestone, and features five bedrooms with typical residential accessories, a landscaped courtyard, and a 5,000 square-foot fitness center. The family for which the home would be built remains anonymous, but $15 to $16 million would be spent to develop the property. The site is located within the North Tribeca Historic District, so the Landmarks Preservation Commission would have to approve the plans. The existing three-story mixed-use structure would not be demolished, rather expanded and built upon.
A six-story residential building has topped out at 11-07 Welling Court in western Astoria, in the middle of one of New York City’s most important street art and graffiti destinations.
Back in August of 2015, news broke that the city was moving forward with plans to develop affordable housing at the Elizabeth Street Garden, located at 211 Elizabeth Street (a.k.a. 21 Spring Street), in NoLIta. Now, Curbed NY reports the Department of Housing Preservation and Development is envisioning a seven-story, 60-to-75-unit residential building with retail space. The building would take up roughly 15,000 square feet on the 20,265 square-foot lot, and the units, which would be geared towards seniors, will average between 800 and 900 square feet apiece. The city plans to launch a Request for Proposals (RFP) in the spring and a developer will hopefully be selected by the end of the year. At that point, the project would require approval via the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP). Construction is tentatively expected to begin in 2018 for completion in 2020.