Staten Island-based EJM Development has filed applications for two three-story, two-family houses at 223-227 Collfield Avenue, in Westerleigh, located along Staten Island’s North Shore. Each will measure 4,130 square feet and the units will boast family-sized configurations. There will be one apartment located on each ground floor, followed by another apartment spanning each second and third floor. In addition, each house will feature a 275-square-foot, single-car garage. Emanuel Lo Bue’s Staten Island-based architectural firm Lo Bau Valenziano is the architect of record. The 100-foot-wide, 10,000-square-foot property was occupied by a single-story house until it was demolished last month. The lot has already been subdivided into two 50-foot-wide tax lots.
Queens-based property owner Mohammed K. Assim has filed applications for a three-story, two-unit residential building at 97-16 124th Street, in Richmond Hill. The structure will measure a relatively large 5,972 square feet. One of the units will span across the ground and second floors, followed by the second unit on the third floor. Based on the amount of residential space the property will have, units with family-sized configurations are surely in the works. Jose A. Velasquez’s South Ozone Park-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 40-foot-wide, 4,570-square-foot lot is currently occupied by a two-and-a-half-story, wood-frame building. Demolition permits haven’t been filed. The Lefferts Boulevard Station on the A train is seven blocks away. YIMBY reported on filings for a similar project at the site in 2014, but those plans have since been withdrawn.
Property owner Juan Calderon has filed applications for a three-story, two-unit mixed-use building at 136 Jamaica Avenue, in the Cypress Hills section of East New York. The structure will measure 6,593 square feet. The ground floor will host 1,774 square feet of commercial-retail and 488 square feet of medical offices. There will be two full-floor residential units, averaging 1,035 square feet apiece, on the floors above. In addition, a two-car parking garage will be located in the cellar. Qiang Su’s Chinatown-based Su Architect is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,306-square-foot property is currently vacant. The Alabama Avenue stop on the J/Z trains is five blocks away.
Last month, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital (formerly just St. Luke’s) sold off five large, turn-of-the-century buildings in Morningside Heights to Delshah Capital for $111.5 million. Now, the firm has filed plans to convert the elaborate old structures to apartments.
L+M Development Partners’s mixed-use conversion of the four-story, 400,000-square-foot Hahne & Co. building, located at 609 Broad Street, at the corner of New Street in downtown Newark, is in the final stages of construction. Photos of the construction progress can be seen in a Jersey Digs report. Construction appears to have wrapped on the outside of the existing four-story structure, which will contain a mix of residential, retail, office, and community space. A new nine-story building — located at the corner of Halsey and New streets — is currently receiving its façade. The new construction component will feature ground floor retail space and residential units above. Between the two building, there will be 75,000 square feet of retail space, 160 apartments (40 percent of which will be set aside as affordable housing), and 100,000 square feet of community and community use space (50,000 square feet of which will be institutional and dedicated to Rutgers University). Whole Foods Market is expected to open their new 30,000-square-foot store in the building in 2017, which is when the rest of the project should be complete.