Residential

226 West 132nd Street

Three-Story, 12-Unit SRO Building Being Converted Into Four Apartments at 226 West 132nd Street, Harlem

Work is now underway to convert the dilapidated three-story (plus basement), 12-unit single-room-occupancy (SRO) building at 226 West 132nd Street, in Harlem, into four residential apartments. Construction on the building can be seen in a photo posted to Harlem+Bespoke. Permits at the Buildings Department indicate there will be 3,384 square feet of residential space, which means the project’s four full-floor apartments should average 846 square feet apiece. It’s unclear if the apartments will be condominiums or rentals. Renovations to the structure include a rebuilding of the interior spaces, foundational work, and new windows. Chi F. Lau’s TriBeCa-based architectural firm is the architect of record and David Lavipour is the property owner. Completion can probably be expected later this year.


131-09 133rd Street

Three Two-Story, Two-Family Houses Coming to 131-09 133rd Street, South Ozone Park

Queens-based property owner Lakhwinder Singh has filed applications for three two-story, two-family houses at 131-03 – 131-09 133rd Street, in South Ozone Park. Two of them will measure 3,020 square feet, while the third will measure a slightly smaller 2,856 square feet. Across all three, their full-floor residential units should average 898 square feet apiece, indicative of smaller family-sized configurations. Giuseppe Bonomo’s Staten Island-based Design Build Staten Island Inc. is the architect of record. The 9,000-square-foot lot, located on the corner of 131st Avenue, is currently partially occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits haven’t yet been filed. The site is located just blocks from the northern edge of John F. Kennedy International Airport.




500 Waverly Avenue

Façade Installation Underway at Seven-Story, 48-Unit Mixed-Use Project, 500 Waverly Avenue, Clinton Hill

Since topping out earlier this year, façade installation has been the focus at the seven-story, 48-unit mixed-use project under development at 500 Waverly Avenue, located on the corner of Fulton Street in southern Clinton Hill. Progress on the exterior can be seen thanks to a photo taken by Tectonic. The latest permits indicate the new building, dubbed Waverly Brooklyn, measures 62,719 square feet. On the ground floor will be 7,568 square feet of retail space, followed by 48 condominium above. The apartments should average 975 square feet apiece and will range from studios to four-bedrooms. Amenities include a 33-car underground garage, private residential storage units, a fitness center, a lounge featuring a library, media center, and pantry, landscaped terraces on the second floor and rooftop, and bike storage. Orange Management is the developer and Gerner, Kronick & Valcarcel is the architect. Completion is expected later this year.

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