In the borderlands of East New York and Lindenwood, where Brooklyn meets Queens, property owner Luz Perez Ortiz has filed applications for two two-family residential buildings at 1460-1462 Blake Avenue. The development would measure 7,272 square feet in total, and its four residential units would average a spacious 1,818 square feet apiece. Each structure would rise three stories in height, although units would be located on the upper two levels only. The neighborhood, dubbed The Hole, is frequently subject to flooding and is severely disinvested in by the city. The site, however, is located just west of the most sunken streets, some of which are 30 feet below grade. Felix Tambasco’s Brooklyn-based Sears Tambasco Architecture is the applicant of record.
Lady Gaga closed out Roseland Ballroom back in April and now work is well underway on its replacement, as seen in photos from Tectonic. The replacement, as reported previously, is a 62-story, 675-foot-tall residential building designed by CetraRuddy and developed by Algin Management.
Deep in the heart of Bed-Stuy, a supportive housing developer hopes to build a five-story residential building. The has filed plans for a development at 500 Gates Avenue, between Tompkins and Marcy Avenues.
Earlier this year, YIMBY reported on the topping out of XIN Development’s seven-story, 216-unit residential building under construction at 429 Kent Avenue, located a block from the East River in South Williamsburg. Today, a vast majority of the façade work has been completed, courtesy of Brownstoner. Known as the Oosten, it will include 201 condominiums and 15 townhouse units, as well as a 10,000 square-foot art gallery on the first two floors. Work is also well underway on the 14,000 square-foot inner courtyard. The developer is the U.S. branch of Beijing-based Xinyuan Real Estate Co., and Piet Boon and Think Architecture & Design designed the project. Completion is expected in early 2016.
Brooklyn-based Chany Construction has filed applications for a four-story, four-unit residential building at 274 22nd Street, in South Slope, located four blocks from the 25th Street stop on the R train. The project will measure 4,006 square feet in total, and its full-floor units will average roughly 1,000 square feet apiece. Oleg Ruditser, also based in Brooklyn, is the applicant of record, and an existing three-story townhouse must first be demolished.