Last week, Anbau Enterprises held a groundbreaking ceremony for their planned 13-story, 19-unit mixed-use project at 207 West 79th Street, on the Upper West Side. Foundation work appears to have completed, which means the ceremony likely indicates the project will soon begin its ascent skyward. The latest building permits show that the project will encompass 71,568 square feet. There will be 5,194 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, followed by 19 condominiums averaging a spacious 2,887 square feet apiece. Amenities include a fitness center, private residential storage space, laundry facilities, and storage for 10 bikes. Morris Adjmi Architects is designing the exterior and interior spaces. The project was approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission in October of 2014. The project required the LPC’s approval since it sits within the Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District. Completion is expected in 2017.
ELD Properties and Equity Land Developers are planning a six-story, 110-unit residential building at 22 Burling Lane, in downtown New Rochelle. That’s in southern Westchester County. Dubbed Millennia, the project will have rental apartments ranging from studios to two-bedrooms, 11 of which will rent at below-market rates as affordable housing, Westfair reported. Amenities will include a fitness center, a yoga room, a business center with conference rooms, a lounge, private residential storage space, a pet park, and a 146-car parking garage. The developers also want to build a path along the New England Thruway (I-95) that connects to a park they’re planning at the end of Burling Street. The park will include an existing pedestrian bridge, expected to be reopened, that crosses the Thruway. The assemblage at 22-26 Burling Lane includes a two-and-a-half-story house and a three-story office building. Demolition is expected to begin in the next few weeks, with completion of the new building scheduled for 2017. The city’s Metro-North Railroad station is on the other side of the Thruway.
Last November, YIMBY wrote about a dense residential enclave sprouting from a former no man’s land along Queens Boulevard, straddling the border of Woodside and Sunnyside. Today, a similar micro-hood is emerging amidst an equally neglected space on Queens Boulevard on the other end of Woodside. Here, three major pieces of infrastructure – Queens Boulevard, the Long Island Rail Road, and the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway – leave a star-shaped mark on the borough map as they cross over and under one another. The tripoint also joins Woodside with Elmhurst to the east and Maspeth to the south. When construction of the eight-story, 44-unit residential hotel at 65-15 Queens Boulevard is finished, it will be among the first of several similar projects set to redefine the busy junction.
Property owner Ephraim Waxman has filed applications for a three-story, three-unit residential building at 1821 49th Street, in southern Borough Park. It will measure 8,180 square feet and its full-floor residential units should average 2,080 square feet apiece, indicative of family-sized configurations. Condominiums are likely in the works. Asher Hershkowitz’s Brooklyn-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 40-foot-wide, 4,000-square-foot assemblage is currently occupied by two attached two-story houses. Demolition permits have not yet been filed. The 18th Avenue stop on the F train is located three blocks away.
Jamaica-based Phoenix Home Realty has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 2088 Bathgate Avenue, in the West Bronx’s Tremont section. It will measure 8,353 square feet and its residential units should average 821 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Gerald J. Caliendo’s Briarwood-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 33-foot-wide, 2,326-square-foot property is currently vacant. Metro-North Railroad’s Tremont station is located six blocks away.