Construction is now wrapping up on the redevelopment of the former four-story, 11-unit single-room-occupancy (SRO) building at 4 West 126th Street, in Harlem, Harlem+Bespoke reported. The property has been expanded by two stories and 595 square feet, according to the latest building permits. The six-story structure will eventually host seven residential units averaging 888 square feet apiece. It’s not known if the units will be rentals or condominiums, although two of them will be duplexes. Joseph Aizer, doing business as an anonymous LLC, is the property owner. David Turner’s Midtown South-based architectural firm is the architect of record. Completion can probably be expected later this year.
East Harlem may be experiencing a renaissance, but the stretch of Park Avenue covered by the elevated Metro-North Railroad tracks remains inhospitable and littered with vacant lots. Now, development may be coming to a barren stretch at 1516 Park Avenue, between 110th and 111th streets.
Construction has been completed and occupancy is underway at the 12-story, 154-unit affordable-supporting housing project at 1191 Boston Road, in the Bronx’s Morrisania section. Photos of the new building can be seen in a Curbed NY report. Dubbed Boston Road, the building encompasses 94,000 square feet and rises 119 feet above street level. It’s variety of affordable and supportive apartments, which are rentals, should average 315 square feet apiece. They are being leased at below-market rates to formerly homeless people, seniors, Medicaid users, and those living with HIV/AIDS. Amenities include a fitness center, a roof terrace, a garden, a computer lab, and storage for eight bikes. Breaking Ground is the developer and Alexander Gorlin Architects is behind the architecture.
Brooklyn-based property owner Zhu Yu has filed applications for two two-story, two-family houses at 107-109 Hastings Street, in Arrochar, a neighborhood located along Staten Island’s East Shore. Each will measure 3,026 square feet and their full-floor apartments should average 1,050 square feet apiece. The apartments will probably be geared towards families. Amenities include a single enclosed parking space in each of the ground floors, in addition to four off-street parking spaces. Mang Wong’s Brooklyn-based engineering firm Pondosa Inc. is the applicant of record. The 60-foot-wide, 6,052-square-foot site appears vacant, but it has the foundations of a small project that stalled out, and that concrete footing probably needs to be demolished first. The site is located four blocks from the entrance to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.
Song Lin, doing business as an anonymous Elmhurst-based company, has filed applications for two three-story, multi-family residential buildings at 94-28 – 94-30 51st Avenue, in Elmhurst. One will measure 3,840 square feet and contain three full-floor units, while the other will measure 3,360 square feet and contain two units, one spanning two floors and the second a single floor. Across both buildings, the apartments should average 964 square feet apiece, which means family-sized units are in the works. Chang Hwa Tan’s Flushing-based Tan Architect is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide, 5,012-square-foot property is currently occupied by a two-and-a-half-story house. Demolition permits were filed in April. The site is located five blocks from the Grand Avenue-Newtown stop on the M and R trains.