Iona College is currently building a seven-story, 310-student dormitory at 690 North Avenue, in New Rochelle, located in Westchester County. According to Westfair, construction began early last year and the project was recently awarded a $2.5 million from the state Higher Education Capital Matching Grant Program Board. The building will feature publicly accessible retail and restaurant space on the ground floor. Completion is expected sometime later this year, before the start of the fall semester.
Property owner Michael Librizzio has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 156 Devoe Street, in central Williamsburg, located two blocks south of the Graham Avenue stop on the L train. The project will encompass 7,455 square feet and residential space will measure 5,224 square feet. That means units will average a rental-sized 653 square feet apiece, although the two fourth-floor units may be slightly larger since they feature penthouse space. Mortar ARCH + DEV is the architect of record. Demolition permits were recently filed to remove the existing three-story, three-unit townhouse.
The northern Bronx is one of the cheapest areas to build market-rate housing and buy a home in New York City. And much of that development happens in Williamsbridge, a neighborhood east of Woodlawn Cemetery.
Brooklyn-based Kazzak Realty has filed applications to build a four-story, seven-unit residential building on the vacant portion of 490 Humboldt Street, in northern Williamsburg, located seven blocks north of the Graham Avenue stop on the L train. The new 7,751 square-foot building would be built on an irregularly shaped lot adjacent to an existing three-story, three-unit mixed-use building. The new structure, which would have a rooftop terrace, would have 6,032 square feet of residential space, with average units of 862 square feet apiece. Part of the existing structure, specifically the single-story rear portion, will be demolished. Brooklyn-based Philip Toscano is the architect of record.
Over the summer, Adam America Real Estate and MSD Partners picked up a taxi garage at 22-12 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City for $43.5 million. Now the developers have filed applications for their planned residential building.