A nonprofit that operates supportive housing wants to expand its facilities in Crown Heights, but it will have to do more work on the plan. Last Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission did not approve plans for the Institute for Community Living’s campus at 839 St. Marks Avenue, on the corner of Brooklyn Avenue in the Crown Heights North Historic District.
Back in August of 2014, renderings were revealed of, and excavation work was imminent for, the seven-story, 37-unit residential building under development at 155 Attorney Street, on the Lower East Side. Now, Bowery Boogie reports that the project has topped out and the windows have been installed. The rest of the façade appears to not yet have been installed, going by how the building looks in renderings. The 30,000-square-foot building will likely feature rental apartments, as its residential units should average 811 square feet apiece. There will be five “recreational rooms,” bicycle storage, and a storage room in the cellar. Midtown Equities is the developer. SRA Architecture + Engineering is the latest architect of record with Studio V Architecture having been replaced sometime during construction. Completion is likely later this year.
Long Island-based Collier Realty has filed applications for six two-story, two-family houses, two between 434-436 Beach 29th Street and four between 429-437 Beach 28th Street, in the Wave Crest section of Far Rockaway, Queens. The Beach 29th Street buildings will measure 3,520 square feet each, and their full-floor units should average 1,173 square feet apiece. The Beach 28th Street buildings will measure 3,300 square feet each, and their full-floor units should average 1,100 square feet apiece. Long Island-based Shahriar Afshari is the applicant of record. The block-thru development plot, located two blocks south of the Beach 25th Street stop on the A train, is currently vacant.
Great Neck-based property owner Rafael Reihanian has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 366 Gates Avenue, in western Bedford-Stuyvesant, located eight blocks north of the Nostrand Avenue stop on the A and C trains. The new building would measure 7,448 square feet in total and its residential units should average 678 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Two ground-floor units will also feature space in the building’s cellar level. Suresh Manchanda’s Flushing-based L&C Associates is the applicant of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,750-square-foot lot is currently vacant.
Property owner Moses Waldman has filed applications for a four-story, two-unit residential building at 221 Franklin Avenue, in western Bedford-Stuyvesant, located three blocks from the Classon Avenue stop on the G train. The structure will measure a total 8,714 square feet. One unit will span the ground and second floors, and the second unit will take up the third and fourth floors. The apartments should average a very spacious 2,983 square feet apiece, which means family-sized condominiums are surely in the works. Mt. Vernon, N.Y.-based Jeffrey Sandor Orling Architect is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide lot is currently occupied by a two-story wood-framed townhouse.