An anonymous LLC has filed applications for a five-story, four-unit residential building at 495 Evergreen Avenue, in central Bushwick, five blocks from the J/Z subway’s Gates Avenue stop. The building will feature a fifth-floor penthouse and measure 4,383 square feet, which means units will average 1,095 square feet each. Olabanji Awosika is the architect of record, and an existing two-story, single-family structure must first be demolished.
An anonymous LLC has filed applications for the redevelopment of a two-story townhouse into a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 280 Linden Boulevard, in northern Flatbush, two blocks from the 2/5 train’s stop at Church Avenue. The building will feature a fifth floor penthouse and will total 5,830 square feet, which means units will average 730 square feet. Woody Chen’s InFocus Design & Planning is the applicant of record.
The Financial District’s rapid transformation from an office to a residential neighborhood has been immensely beneficial to Lower Manhattan, and the area’s recent boom has been mostly free of architectural casualties. But that’s about to change thanks to demolition beginning on the old vestry at 68-74 Trinity Place, which will soon be removed to make way for a new Pelli Clarke Pelli-designed mixed-use building standing almost 500 feet tall.
Much like City Island, Throgs Neck and its traditionally middle class Irish and Italian community resisted the abandonment and disinvestment that swept across the Bronx in the ’70s and ’80s. And even as property values have risen in the southeastern Bronx neighborhood, a 2004 rezoning has stunted most new construction. But one developer has found a way to make the restrictive zoning work for him and filed plans for five new townhouses at 2626-2634 Miles Avenue.
Chet Simunovich’s Eastern Allied Construction Co. has filed applications for a five-story, seven-unit residential building on the 16-foot-wide vacant lot at 558 West 161st Street, in southern Washington Heights. The building will measure 5,462 square feet in total, which works out to units averaging 780 square feet. Gerald Caliendo is the architect of record, and the NYC HDP demolished the property’s three-story predecessor in 2013.