Financial District-based Zolo Construction & Development Inc. has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 684 Leonard Street, in central Greenpoint, two blocks south of the Greenpoint Avenue stop on the G train. The building will measure 5,000 square feet in total, which works out to units averaging a rental-sized 714 square feet. Murat Simsek’s Nassau County-based engineering service Rocda is the applicant of record, and an existing three-story townhouse must first be demolished.
Earlier this month, non-profit Metro World Child and their partner Moshe Braver filed applications for a 180-unit building at 338 Evergreen Avenue in Bushwick. Now Braver is planning another residential development a few blocks east at 405 Evergreen Avenue, on the corner of Linden Street.
Property owner Jack Cheng has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 756 40th Street, in northern Sunset Park, three blocks from the D train’s 9th Avenue stop. The new building will measure 5,007 square feet, which means units will average 715 square feet, indicative of rentals. Sunset Park-based Shiming Tam is the architect of record, and an existing two-story townhouse must first be demolished.
This past spring, units hit the market at Barrett Design & Development’s conversion of the Broken Angel house at 4 Downing Street, and now the building is nearing completion. Per Brownstoner, the developer is also building a the three-story, two-unit townhouse at 8 Downing Street, and façade and window installation are currently underway. The interiors are still being built out, but completion can be expected in the next few months.
The saga behind the rise of 53 West 53rd Street is finally drawing to a close, and after excavation began approximately one year ago, foundation work is finally beginning for the future supertall. When we last checked on the project, digging had made some progress, but the latest photo set from ILNY shows the base of a crane has now been installed, rebar is arriving, and that excavation work has seemingly wrapped up.