The northwestern Bronx has become one of the few places in New York City where developers can build apartments relatively cheaply. Now prolific affordable developer Dunn Development has filed plans for a project in Norwood, a neighborhood just north of Bronx Park.
William Gottlieb Real Estate has filed applications for a six-story, 18-unit residential building at 156-162 Perry Street in the West Village, steps from the Hudson River waterfront. The project will measure 31,004 square feet and its residential units should average 1,129 square feet apiece. It’s unclear whether the apartments will be condominiums or rentals. Amenities include parking for three cars, a fitness center, bicycle storage, laundry facilities and a common rooftop terrace. Morris Adjmi’s Financial District-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 6,485-square-foot assemblage currently consists of two three-story townhouses, a two-story structure, and a single-story garage. Demolition permits were filed in August.
An anonymous Flushing-based LLC has filed applications for a six-story, eight-unit mixed-use building planned at 132-16 Maple Avenue, on the southern end of downtown Flushing. The project will measure 12,121 square fee and will contain 1,994 square feet of medical office space on the cellar and ground floors. The residential units above will average 937 square feet apiece. The penthouse unit, located on part of the fifth floor and the entire sixth floor, will be a duplex. Flushing-based First Hec Engineering is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot lot is currently occupied by a two-and-a-half-story house. Demolition permits not yet been filed.
New York City’s development booms result in buildings of all shapes and types. And while each round of additions brings lots of positive changes to the city’s skyline, the city’s denizens must, unfortunately, accept the bad with the good. While new projects in surrounding blocks will eventually block much of the building from most perspectives, the misproportioned parapets of 5 Beekman are, in the intermediary, an affront to New Yorkers and the skyline.