Last month, we presented an updated design for a residential complex developed by HAP Investments and designed by DXA Architects. The two-building project would span an unusual site at 215-219 and 223-227 West 28th Street, split by a tenement in between. Our latest visit reveals that the plot for the east building at number 215, which would feature some of the city’s most striking cantilevers, appears ready for construction prep. Demolition has not yet started for its counterpart at number 223.
Newburgh, N.Y.-based property owner Artan Prelaj has filed applications for two four-story, multi-unit residential buildings at 2747-2749 Cruger Avenue, in Allerton, located around the block from the Allerton Avenue stop on the 2/5 trains. From north to south, the buildings will measure 6,219 and 7,543 square feet each. The smaller building will contain seven units averaging 714 square feet apiece, while the larger building will host nine units averaging 659 square feet apiece, both indicative of rental apartments. Both buildings will be topped by a penthouse level that will be associated with one of the fourth floor apartments. There will also be private residential storage in the cellar. Fernando Geremia’s Pelham, N.Y.-based Fred Geremia Architects & Planners is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide lot is currently occupied by a two-story brick house. Permits were filed to demolish it last year.
An anonymous New York investor has acquired, for $15.4 million, the six-story, 13,150-square-foot former residence and studio of artists Madeline Arakawa Gins and Shusaku Arakawa at 124 West Houston Street, in Greenwich Village. The new owner plans to convert the building’s ground and cellar levels into retail space and turn floors two though six into residential units, according to Commercial Observer. The building is vacant, except for a rent-controlled apartment on the fifth floor. It’s not clear if the apartments will be rentals or condos, but the future residential floors contain 14-foot ceilings and large floor plates. The property is located within the South Village Historic District, which means the Landmarks Preservation Commission would have to approve any exterior alterations.
Back in March of 2015, YIMBY reported on new applications filed for a two-building residential project on the block-thru lot at 164 South Oxford Street and 171 South Portland Avenue, in Fort Greene, located within four blocks of the B, C, D, G, N, Q, R, 2, 3, 4, and 5 trains and Atlantic Terminal. Now, the developer, East River Partners, is moving forward with slightly more contextual plans than their initial proposal in 2014 and has revealed renderings of it to Curbed NY. The latest building permits describe the South Oxford Street component as a four-story, 11,070-square-foot structure with seven units. Its units should average 1,212 square feet apiece. The South Portland Avenue side will be a five-story, 19,732-square-foot building with nine units averaging 1,566 square feet apiece. The apartments, which will be condominiums, will come in two-, three-, and four-bedroom configurations. Work is currently underway and completion is expected in early 2017. Flatiron District-based Barry Rice Architects is the architect of record.
Fourth Avenue’s development boom is moving south from Park Slope into Greenwood Heights. Developer Steve Cheung filed plans on Friday to erect a 12-story, mixed-use building at 685 Fourth Avenue, on the corner of 22nd Street. The 120-foot-tall project will bring 81 apartments and 6,400 square feet of retail space to a parking lot a couple blocks south of the Prospect Expressway.