The city is finally moving forward with plans to rebuild two unstable 19th century buildings at 321 and 323 Canal Street in Soho, which have been in administrative limbo for more than two years.
Long Island City-based Crescent Street Construction Corp. has filed applications for a five-story, 10-unit residential building at 104-22 Astoria Boulevard, in East Elmhurst, a few minutes from La Guardia Airport. The building will total 7,550 square feet, and units will probably be rentals, averaging 755 square feet. Long Island-based Anthony Hatziioannou is the applicant of record, and demolition permits were filed for the existing 2.5-story structure this past summer.
Property owner Avraham Benhamo has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 1845 Park Place, in Ocean Hill, nine blocks from the C train’s stop at Ralph Avenue. The building will measure 5,600 square feet in total, and units will average 700 square feet apiece, indicative of rentals. Long Island-based Shahriar Afshari is the applicant of record, and the lot is currently vacant.
Great Neck-based Shelter Rock Builders has filed applications for a four-story, four-unit residential building at 1355 Plimpton Avenue, in Highbridge, seven blocks from the 167th Street stop on the 4 train. The building will measure 4,769 square feet in total, which means full-floor units will measure 1,192 square feet; the fourth-floor unit will also feature a fifth-floor penthouse. Queens-based Gerald Caliendo is the architect of record, and the site’s former two-story house was demolished in the 1990s.
Brooklyn-based Empire State Management has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 231 Franklin Avenue, in western Bedford-Stuyvesant, three blocks from the Classon Avenue stop on the G train. The building will measure 5,005 square feet in total, and units will average 715 square feet apiece. Rego Park-based Diego Aguilera is the architect of record, and the existing two-story townhouse was filed for demolition in July.