Residential

142 West 19th Street

Developer Seeks Variance for 10-Story, Nine-Unit Residential Project at 142 West 19th Street, Chelsea

Developer Urban Standard Development is now seeking a variance from the Board of Standards and Appeals to build three extra stories as part of a 10-story, nine-unit residential project at 142 West 19th Street, in Chelsea. The developer requires a variance from the city to build a project taller than seven stories, the height of the adjacent buildings, due to zoning rules that restrict new buildings on narrow lots from being taller than their immediate neighbors, DNAinfo reported. Filings with the Buildings Department currently resemble the 10-story proposal. If a variance is granted, the project would measure 16,903 square feet and its residential units would probably average 1,803 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. Two of them would be duplexes. Earlier this year, YIMBY revealed a preliminary rendering of a seven-story building that can be built without a variance. Think! Architecture and Design is behind the design. A four-story, seven-unit residential building must first be demolished.


Landmarks Wants Refinements for BKSK’s New Mixed-Use Building at 466-468 Columbus Avenue, Upper West Side

Demolitions aren’t particularly frequent in historic districts, but it looks like another one is going to happen. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission heard a proposal to demolish the current building at 466-468 Columbus Avenue, on the Upper West Side, and replace it with a mixed-use building. While the commissioners weren’t ready to approve the proposal, the demolition aspect didn’t seem to be a stumbling block.

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8516 Avenue J

Three-Story, Three-Unit Residential Project Planned at 8516 Avenue J, Canarsie

Brooklyn-based property owner Leonid Pinkhasov has filed applications for a three-story, three-unit residential building at 8516 Avenue J, in Canarsie. The structure will measure 5,346 square feet and its full-floor residential units should average 1,388 square feet, indicative of family-sized configurations. Amenities include storage space in the cellar and three off-street parking spots. The 45-foot-wide, 4,827-square-foot property is partially occupied by a two-story, two-unit townhouse at 8514 Avenue J. The 1,977-square-foot building will be renovated as part of the project. Long Island City-based Carusone & Cherres Architects is the architect of record. The property was subdivided into two tax lots in May.


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