Residential

42-60 Crescent Street

Construction Complete on 10-Story, 37-Unit Mixed-Use Building at 42-60 Crescent Street, Long Island City

Construction has finally been completed on the 10-story, 37-unit mixed-use building under development at 42-60 Crescent Street, in the Court Square/Queens Plaza section of Long Island City. Photos of the finished product can be seen on the YIMBY Forums. The building, called Factory House, measures 56,711 square feet and rises 109 feet above street level to the top of its bulkhead. It contains 2,309 square feet of ground-floor retail, followed by residential units on the floors above. They will be condominiums, ranging from one- to four-bedrooms and averaging 1,189 square feet apiece. Rising Developers Group is both the developer and design architect. Alfredo T. Fredericks’s Elmhurst-based architecture firm is the architect of record. Occupancy can probably be expected soon.


217 Bay 49th Street

Four-Story, Five-Unit Residential Building Planned at 217 Bay 49th Street, Gravesend

An anonymous Chinatown-based LLC has filed applications for a four-story, five-unit residential building at 217 Bay 49th Street, in southern Gravesend. The project will measure 4,800 square feet and its residential units should average 852 square feet apiece. It’s unclear whether the units will be rentals or condominiums. Harry H. Hong’s Chinatown-based H2 Consulting is the applicant of record. The 20-foot-wide, 2,000-square-foot lot is currently occupied by a single-story house. Demolition permits were filed in August. The Bay 50th Street stop on the D train is located three blocks away.




255 East Houston Street

Rezoning Withdrawn for 13-Story, 63-Unit Project, 255 East Houston Street, Lower East Side

Developer Samy Mahfar has withdrawn an application to rezone a stretch of East Houston Street, on the Lower East Side, which would have introduced a commercial overlay for the targeted area, allowing for commercial-retail space to be built at street level, the Lo-Down reported. That means Mahfar’s planned 13-story, 63-unit mixed-use project at 255 East Houston Street won’t have ground-floor retail space. Instead, the developer plans to move forward with an as-of-right project featuring leasable community facility space. It’s unclear if withdrawing from the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) changes the residential portion in any way. Twenty percent of the apartments (13 units) were set to be rented at below-market rates through the affordable housing lottery. Filings at the Buildings Department haven’t been amended since plans were first filed for a 10-story, 53-unit structure. The Stephen B. Jacobs Group is the architect. Demolition has commenced on the existing four-story building.


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