Yet another hole in the Bushwick landscape will be filled by new residential construction. Developer Louis Handler, doing business as Willtrout Realty, is planning a five-story apartment project at 963 Willoughby Avenue, on an abandoned lot near the elevated M train tracks on Myrtle Avenue.
It’s been a busy week for Bronx permits at the Department of Buildings, and now we have a second filing for a market-rate building from Midtown South-based developer Kim Tasher. Prolific Bronx designers Badaly Architects filed a new building application today for an eight-story development at 1685 Monroe Avenue in the Claremont section of the Bronx, just half a block south of the Cross Bronx Expressway.
Hen Hawk NY LLC has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 499 Van Buren Street, in northern Bedford-Stuyvesant, two blocks south of the J train’s Kosciuszko St. stop on Broadway. The building will measure 4,985 square feet in total, which means units will average a rental-sized 712 square feet. Suresh Manchanda’s L&C Associates is the architect of record, and permits were filed in May to demolish an existing two-story, single-family home.
Meer Ahmed, operating under an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for an eight-story, 27-unit residential building at the vacant lot of 1969 Hughes Avenue, in Tremont, seven blocks from MNRR’s Tremont station on the Harlem line. The building will measure 18,445 square feet in total, and units will be rentals, averaging just 685 square feet. Mohammad Badaly’s Badaly Architects is the applicant of record.
Isaac Chetrit and Jacob Aini have won a bid to acquire the 14-story, 63,000 square-foot commercial property at 315 West 35th Street, in the Garment District, for $43 million. The new owners plan to convert the vacant building into residential condominiums. The building was placed up for auction after the previous owner, developer Aaron Chitrik, defaulted on the property’s mortgage, according to The Real Deal.