For over a year, YIMBY has been reporting on plans for condominiums near the High Line at 514 West 24th Street in Chelsea. Now, construction of the building, dubbed the Fitzroy, is set to commence. Permits have been approved, a source told YIMBY, which means work can start as soon as possible. The 10-story building will house 14 two- to five-bedroom units, plus ground floor retail. JDS Development Group and Largo Investments are the developers and Roman & Williams has designed the building. Sales have already launched, as has a website.
Yesterday was a busy day for permits in the west central Bronx. First, plans were filed for a supportive housing development in Crotona Park East, and then new building applications surfaced for a seven-story market-rate project a few blocks north in West Farms.
Two warehouses in Ridgewood, Queens will be no more. The Loketch Group just acquired two vacant structures at 801 Wyckoff Avenue and 819 Wyckoff Avenue for $11.25 million. They present up to 43,000 square feet of development potential and Loketch plans to use just about all of it for a new residential project. They’re planning a 42,971 square-foot, five-story building with 54 units. The average size will be 795 square feet and 29 of the units will be duplexes. There will also be 1,000 square feet of recreation space on the top floor, along with a 420 square-foot roof deck. It has been designed by J Frankl Associates.
Property owner Anthony Gallo has filed applications for four three-story, multi-family residential buildings at 139-12 – 139-22 Atlantic (95th) Avenue, in Jamaica, six blocks from Jamaica Station. Each will measure 2,960 square feet and have four residential units, which means units will average a rental-sized 740 square feet apiece. Joseph Sultana’s Bayside-based JLS Designs is the applicant of record, and the plot of land is currently vacant.
Late last year, YIMBY reported on applications for a 10-story, 428-unit residential building at 30-17 40th Avenue, in northern Long Island City, and now Curbed reports the Lightstone Group is the developer. Per filings with the DOB, the building will measure 293,703 square feet, but that only includes a portion of the building’s entire area, which will measure 413,000 square feet in total. Retail space will also measure 3,181 square feet on the ground floor. The project will be made up of studios, one-, and two-bedroom units, as well as 22,000 square feet of amenity space. Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel Architects is the applicant of record, and completion is expected in 2017.