Back in the 1930s, two 19th century wood frame homes stood at 563 and 565 West 170th Street, between St Nicholas and Audobon Avenues in Washington Heights. But by the late 1970s, the two houses had been torn down and replaced by a garage and an unremarkable two-story brick building. Now a new residential building may grow at no. 563, which is mostly vacant except for the dilapidated, single-story garage.
Back in 2013, Forest Hills-based Sharon Cohen filed applications for four little residential buildings at 12-02 – 12-10 27th Avenue, in western Astoria. Within the past few weeks, the DOB has finally granted building permits. The entire development will measure 10,348 square feet in residential space and total eight units. All four buildings will have only two units, with two of them rising three stories and the other two rising two stories. Long Island-based Shahriar Afshari is the architect of record, and the site’s old two-story home was demolished in July.
Neighborhood Restore HDFC has filed applications for a four-story, four-unit residential building at 272 Jefferson Street, in northern Bushwick, located two blocks from the L train’s stop at Jefferson Street. It will measure 5,496 square feet, which means full-floor units will average a spacious 1,374 square feet apiece. Suzanna Tharian’s Greenwich Village-based Stat Architecture is the applicant of record, and an existing single-story garage must first be demolished.
Flushing-based Hang Chen has filed applications for three two-unit residential buildings at 45-41 – 45-47 Robinson Street, in East Flushing. The entire development will total 5,392 square feet in residential space, and each two-story building will split the square-footage roughly equally. This translates into an average unit size of 899 square feet. Chang Hwa Tan’s Flushing-based architecture firm is the architect of record, and permits were filed back in June to demolish two wood-frame houses.
A Borough Park-based LLC has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 1416 49th Street, in central Borough Park, located three blocks from the D train’s stop at 50th Street. It will measure 8,778 square feet in total, which means units will average 1,097 square feet apiece. Ruslan Goychayev’s Brooklyn-based RSLN Architecture is the architect of record, and permits were filed in September to demolish an existing two-story house.