Something unusual occurred on Tuesday: the Landmarks Preservation Commission, after rejecting what one commissioner called a “juicy” expansion of a Crown Heights house two months ago, ended up approving an even larger expansion of the structure.
Construction has topped out on the 21-story, 110-unit mixed-use building under development at 237 Duffield Street in Downtown Brooklyn. YIMBY has a photo of the structure, which also reveals that façade installation is underway. The latest building permits indicate the project rises 210 feet to its main roof, not including bulkhead elements, and encompasses 111,775 square feet.
A Brooklyn-based property owner has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential project at 156 Devoe Street, in Williamsburg. The project will measure 7,993 square feet and its residential units should average 699 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. There will be two units per floor; fourth-floor units will also feature space in an upper penthouse level. Steven Kou’s Flushing-based firm is the architect of record. The 2,800-square-foot lot is occupied by a three-story townhouse. Demolition permits were filed last week. Plans for a similar project, filed a year ago by a different developer, have since been withdrawn.
An anonymous Great Neck, N.Y.-based LLC has filed applications for a four-story, four-unit residential project at 187 Pulaski Street, in the heart of Bedford-Stuyvesant. The project will measure 5,018 square feet and its full-floor residential units should average 999 square feet apiece, which means either rentals or condominiums could be in the works. Chelsea-based Grasso Menziuso Architects is the architect of record. The 20-foot-wide, 2,000-square-foot lot is vacant.
Construction is now 15 stories above street level on the taller tower of the two-building, 1,115-unit mixed-use project at 22-44 Jackson Avenue, located in the Court Square section of Long Island City. Foundation work is underway on the shorter tower. The structure can be seen thanks to aerial photos posted to the YIMBY Forums by Tectonic. The latest building permits indicate the entire complex will encompass 1,209,884 square feet.