London-based Quadrum Global acquired the 179,000 square-foot development site at 53 Huron Street (a.k.a. 161 West Street), in Greenpoint, back in 2014 for $45.5 million. With the inclusionary housing bonus and an up-zoning, the site could accommodate a roughly 430,000 square-foot development, and Young Kim’s Queens-based Tan Architect has designed such a project. According to Brownstoner, the plans, which are currently on hold, sport 15- and 22-story residential towers with 516 total units. A sky bridge would connect the towers, and a multi-level podium would include parking, a terrace, and probably retail space. It’s not known when the developer will move forward with the project, which would require the demolition of a two-story warehouse.
It was back in October of 2014 that YIMBY reported on developer Jeffrey Gershon acquiring the property at 906 Prospect Place in Brooklyn. It was in late November of 2015 that his design team went before the Landmarks Preservation Commission with their proposal for a new apartment building on the site. On Tuesday of this week, the team went back before the LPC and got approval for their revised design.
Brooklyn-based Deutsch Equity, headed by Joseph Deutsch, has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 89 Schenectady Avenue, in eastern Crown Heights, located four blocks away from the Utica Avenue stop on the A and C trains. The 6,170-square-foot project will boast 4,599 square feet in residential space, which means units will average a rental-sized 657 square apiece. It will also feature a rooftop terrace. Brooklyn-based Oleg Ruditser is the applicant of record. The 4,000 square-foot Imani Community Garden currently occupies 89 Schenectady, as well as other adjacent lots.
Jamaica-based Phoenix Home Realty has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 143 Woodbine Street, in central Bushwick, located three blocks from the Gates Avenue stop on the J and Z trains. The 7,515-square-foot project will have 5,414 square feet in residential space, which means units will average 677 square feet apiece. Queens-based Gerald Caliendo is the architect of record. An existing two-story home must first be demolished.
Emmut Properties has acquired the two-story television studio at 433 West 53rd Street, in Hell’s Kitchen, for $25 million. The 10,000 square-foot block-thru property, with an address also at 442 West 54th Street, will be demolished for two six-story residential buildings, according to The Real Deal. The rental project will have over 60 residential units and could measure as large as 42,000 square feet. Neither a design firm nor a targeted completion date have yet been disclosed.