Property owner Gjek Popaj has filed applications for two four-story, nine-unit residential buildings at 1643-1645 Popham Avenue, in Morris Heights, located a number of blocks away from the neighborhood’s Metro-North Railroad station. Each building would measure 5,944 square feet in total, which means the units will likely be rentals, averaging just 660 square feet apiece. Pelham, N.Y.-based Fred Geremia Architects & Planners is the applicant of record. Demolition commenced earlier this week on the existing two-story, two-unit brick building.
Eleftherios Malliakas, doing business as Rados Realty LLC, has filed applications for a six-story, nine-unit mixed-use building at 30-41 31st Street, in central Astoria, located underneath the 30th Avenue stop on the N and Q trains. The structure will measure 7,772 square feet in total and includes 1,160 and 600 square feet of health care facility and retail space, respectively, on the ground floor. Residential units will begin on the second floor and average a rental-sized 668 square feet apiece. New Jersey-based T.F. Cusanelli & Filletti Architects is the applicant of record. An existing three-story townhouse must first be demolished.
When a century-old hotel at 6 Columbus Circle hit the market last month, sources told the Commercial Observer that the relatively small site could fetch $88.9 million. Now YIMBY has renderings of a 700-foot-tall mixed-use tower that could grow on the lot along West 58th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues.
DDG and Westbrook Partners plan to convert the former Standish Hotel building at 169 Columbia Heights, in Brooklyn Heights, into condominium units, according to Crain’s. The team acquired the property from Taurus Investment Holdings for $60 million in the summer of 2015. Taurus had converted the 12-story building into 112 rental apartments last decade. It’s currently dubbed The Standish. It was not disclosed if the number of units will change after the conversion.
Han Soon Yom, doing business as a Fort Lee, N.J.-based LLC, has filed applications for a five-story, nine-unit residential building at 490 Lorimer Street, in central Williamsburg, located four blocks south of the Lorimer Street stop on the L train. The project will measure 7,964 square feet in total, which means units will average 885 square feet apiece. The building will have storage space available to tenants in the cellar, as well as an outdoor common area on the roof. Anthony Morena’s MORTAR Arch + Dev is the architect of record. Demolition permits were filed in December to remove the existing three-story brick building.