B Plus Realty has filed permits to construct a new apartment building on a vacant lot at 2171 Frederick Douglass Boulevard in Harlem. That’s between 117th and 118th Streets. The eight-story, 85-foot-tall building would have 13,832 square feet. Residential square footage would be 12,556 square feet for 14 units, meaning they would average about 897 square feet. There would be two apartments each on floors two through eight. The cellar would contain laundry, plus parking for seven bicycles. The first floor would contain 1,276 square feet of retail. Architect Raul Cabato is the applicant of record.
Developer Louis Ceruzzi has already begun demolition work at his property at 520 Fifth Avenue. We now know that construction will begin before New Years on the 71-story Handel Architects-designed tower, courtesy of an interview Ceruzzi gave to the Commercial Observer. In the interview, he also gave an update on his development at 147 East 86th Street. He said there is much work to be done relating to the Second Avenue Subway project, but real work should start in March.
Permits have been filed to construct a new two-family home at 147-53A 231st Street in the Brookville section of Queens. The house would be 21-feet-tall with the two units spread across 2,726 square feet. That would mean an average unit size of 1,363 square feet. Each floor would have one unit and the first floor unit would also have access to the cellar. The Schedule A seems to indicate one parking space on the property. It is not near a subway line, but the Q111 and Q114 bus lines can be picked up less than a block away on 147th Avenue. Both Idlewild Park and Brookville Park are in close proximity. Sam Muratov is apparently the developer with Queens-based Russell L. Dance III the applicant of record. An existing 1.5-story home must be demolished.
Permits have been filed for a new eight-unit, five-story mixed-use building at 170 Marcy Avenue in Williamsburg, between Broadway and South 5th Street. It would be 47-feet-tall, and units will spread across 4,314 square feet, averaging a small 539 square feet apiece. There would be two apartments each on the second through fifth floors, and both the second floor and roof would have assembly areas for 75 people each. The first floor would have two retail spaces spanning 1,495 square feet.
It’s about to get very busy for a corner in the East New York neighborhood of Brooklyn. In addition to the seven-story building planned at 500 Livonia Avenue, HPD plans another seven-story building spanning 81,435 square feet at 453 Hinsdale Street. The former will have 90 units while the latter will have 62 units, though the Schedule A seems to indicate 59 units. Those apartments will spread across 69,634 square feet. If the number is indeed 62, that means units will average a spacious 1,123 square feet apiece. A 1,094 square-foot community facility and 10,707 square-foot retail space will be on the ground level, plus storage for 31 bicycles. Like 500 Livonia Avenue, Christine Hunter of Manhattan-based Magnusson Architecture and Planning is the applicant or record.