Back in June, YIMBY reported on filings to convert the eight-story Polhemus Building at 350 Henry Street, in Cobble Hill, into 17 residential units. Since the building is landmarked, approval from the LPC is required, and according to Brooklyn Daily Eagle, plans have received the green light. The units will likely be condos, averaging a spacious 2,520 square feet apiece in the 43,187 square-foot structure. Fortis Property Group is developing, and BKSK Architects is designing.
Back in 2014, we reported on permits for a new 52-story hotel at 138 East 50th Street, between Lexington and Third Avenues in Midtown East. YIMBY can now reveal the latest plans for the site, which have changed significantly, and the entirety of the building above the retail base will be condominiums. The project has also received a significant height boost, and is now slated to stand 64 stories and 803 feet tall, with Pelli Clarke Pelli serving as the design architect.
The city hopes to kick off its big East New York rezoning within the next few weeks, and it plans to subsidize the construction of 1,200 new affordable apartments in the transit-rich area near Broadway Junction. Meanwhile, market-rate development is slowly growing in the southern half of the neighborhood, where new construction comes in the form of small three- and four-story buildings—the only thing that pencils out right now.
Forest Hills-based developer Sharon Cohen has filed applications for three three-story, multi-family residential buildings at 2344-2346 Boynton Place, in southern Gravesend, a block from stops on the F or N subways, at Avenue X or 86th Street, respectively. Each building will contain three units. The development’s nine apartments will spread across 11,631 square feet of space, for average units of 1,292 square feet. Long Island-based Shahriar Afshari is the architect of record, and an existing home must first be demolished.
Brooklyn-based ANM Real Estate has filed applications for a four-story, 10-unit residential building at 514 Maple Street, in northern East Flatbush, five blocks from the 2 and 5 trains’ stop at Sterling Street. The building will measure a total 7,829 square feet, and units will average 782 square feet apiece; the two fourth-floor apartments will also share the fifth-floor penthouse. Leonid Segal’s Borough Park-based Tecnico Engineering is the applicant of record, and the site’s two-story predecessor was demolished in 2000’s.