Brooklyn-based development and design firm Barrett Design is seeking to obtain approval from the Department of Buildings to build two three-story, single-family townhouses at 96-98 Degraw Street, in the Columbia Street Waterfront District, located 12 blocks from the Bergen Street stop on the F and G trains. Each will measure 3,100 square feet and will contain a two-car parking garage on the ground floor. Both will also sport rooftop terraces. The townhouses will rise on a vacant 35-foot-wide, 3,500-square-foot lot currently being used as a parking lot. The property is currently located within a manufacturing district, which may be the reason the new buildings applications haven’t been approved.
John Stringile, doing business as an anonymous Staten Island-based LLC, has filed applications for three three-story, two-unit mixed-use buildings at 19-23 Foster Road, in Prince’s Bay, located on Staten Island’s South Shore. Each will measure between 2,874 square feet and 2,950 square feet. Two of them will contain 639- to 649-square-foot ground-floor commercial components, while the third will feature a 619-square-foot educational facility. Two apartments will fill the two upper floors in each building. Across the entire project, the apartments should average 1,046 square feet apiece. There will also be an 18-car parking lot, hopefully behind the buildings. Staten Island-based Stanley M. Krebushevski is the architect of record. The 10,476-square-foot plot, on the corner of Wheeling Avenue, is vacant. The neighborhood’s Staten Island Railway station is located three blocks to the south.
In January, YIMBY revealed renderings of the nine-story, 32-unit residential building planned at 42-50 27th Street, in the heart of Long Island City. At the time, we knew the site was cleared of its low-rise predecessors. Foundation work is now well underway, according to the Court Square Blog. The structure will encompass 35,294 square feet, and its residential units should average 777 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Amenities include private residential storage, a seven-car garage on the ground floor, storage space for 18 bikes, and a outdoor recreational area on the second floor. New York-based Ampiera Group is the developer, while Flushing-based MY Architect is behind the design. Completion is expected in late 2017.
In March of 2015, the Amirian Group acquired, for $28.5 million, the vacant four-story commercial building at 117 West 21st Street, in Chelsea, with plans to redevelop the property into a 12-story, nine-unit residential building. Now, new details and renderings of the project, being dubbed The Twenty 1, have been revealed in a Curbed NY report. The existing structure is being expanded by eight stories to accommodate 32,541 square feet of residential space. The apartments, which will be condominiums, should average a spacious 3,616 square feet apiece. There will be six full-floor units, two duplex penthouses, and one townhouse. Amenities include private residential storage, a five-car parking garage, and a rooftop terrace. GRADE Architecture is designing the building and is serving as the architect of record.
While the towers rising by the Hunters Point waterfront and around Queens Plaza and Court Square command attention of Long Island City real estate watchers, a number of smaller-scale, residential projects are steadily rising along the quiet, rowhouse blocks between the two development hotspots. In our April 2014 interview, Sam Charney, who is currently developing The Jackson a few blocks to the south, referred to the neighborhood as Hunters Point East. One of such projects is the six-story, 24-unit [email protected] Murray Park South at 11-30 45th Road. Its concrete shell and metal-framed bulkhead have reached their highest point, and the structure awaits curtain wall installation. The building is developed by the Century Development Group and designed by architect Raymond Chan, who is credited with a handful of projects scattered around the neighborhood. Triborough Construction Services Inc. is the general contractor.