The French government sold an eight-story brick townhouse at 1143 5th Avenue in the Upper East Side for the tidy sum of $36.4 million last November, and last week, the new owners filed applications to expand the building by five stories.
Little Neck-based Roni Contracting Corp. has filed applications for a three-story, six-unit residential building at 89-15 129th Street, in eastern Richmond Hill, located six blocks from the J/Z subway’s stop at 121st Street. The building will measure a total 5,343 square feet, for an average unit of 890 square feet. Belal Salim’s Platonic Solids Architecture is designing, and an existing two-story, two-unit structure must first be demolished.
An anonymous LLC has filed applications for a five-story, four-unit residential building at 495 Evergreen Avenue, in central Bushwick, five blocks from the J/Z subway’s Gates Avenue stop. The building will feature a fifth-floor penthouse and measure 4,383 square feet, which means units will average 1,095 square feet each. Olabanji Awosika is the architect of record, and an existing two-story, single-family structure must first be demolished.
An anonymous LLC has filed applications for the redevelopment of a two-story townhouse into a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 280 Linden Boulevard, in northern Flatbush, two blocks from the 2/5 train’s stop at Church Avenue. The building will feature a fifth floor penthouse and will total 5,830 square feet, which means units will average 730 square feet. Woody Chen’s InFocus Design & Planning is the applicant of record.
The Financial District’s rapid transformation from an office to a residential neighborhood has been immensely beneficial to Lower Manhattan, and the area’s recent boom has been mostly free of architectural casualties. But that’s about to change thanks to demolition beginning on the old vestry at 68-74 Trinity Place, which will soon be removed to make way for a new Pelli Clarke Pelli-designed mixed-use building standing almost 500 feet tall.