Property owner Chang Lin Xue has filed applications for two four-story, three-unit residential buildings at 40-48 68th Street, in Woodside, located a block from the 69th Street stop on the 7 train. One building will measure 5,515 square feet, while the other will measure 5,749 square feet. In each, there will be full-floor units on the ground and second floors, followed by a single unit on the third and fourth floors. Across both buildings, the apartments should average a spacious 1,297 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. Xiohong Zhao’s Queens-based Ameriland Brook is the applicant of record. The 40-foot-wide lot is currently occupied by a three-story, multi-family house, and demolition permits were filed for it in February.
In August of 2015, renderings were revealed of the four-story, six-unit mixed-use building planned at 491 Myrtle Avenue, in northern Clinton Hill, located four blocks from the Clinton-Washington Avs stop on the G train. The 7,089-square-foot project has since topped out at 58 feet above street level, according to the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership. The ground and cellar levels will contain 1,228 square feet of retail space, followed by residential units, averaging 623 square feet apiece, on the floors above. The two rental apartments on the fourth floor will feature space in a set-back penthouse, and amenities include bike storage and a laundry. Yehuda Mor, doing business as an anonymous LLC, is the developer, and Issac & Stern Architects is behind the design. Completion can probably be expected later this year.
Last summer, the Times reported that Extell had acquired the third and final piece of City Point, a sprawling mixed-use development in Downtown Brooklyn. The developer rolled out initial renderings for their 59-story tower at 138 Willoughby Street in January, and now we have a better look at what will eventually be one of Brooklyn’s tallest towers.
After having its first proposal rejected, a supportive housing institution in Brooklyn has received approval to expand its campus. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to allow both demolition and new construction on the campus of the Institute for Community Living (ICL), located at 839 St. Marks Avenue, at the corner of Brooklyn Avenue in the Crown Heights North Historic District.
Last year, residential development in the South Bronx was booming. This year, builders are looking at their future tax bills – without the 421-a tax break – and realizing that it’s safer and cheaper to build hotels than apartments.