Now that the Upper West Side is nearly 80% landmarked, new development usually comes in the form of conversions, not ground-up construction. But one developer managed to snag an abandoned single-story building at 952 Columbus Avenue, on the corner of 107th Street. And YIMBY has the reveal for the development that will eventually rise on the site.
As Fourth Avenue’s construction boom stretches south of the Prospect Expressway in Brooklyn, condos are rising on the neighborhood’s less desirable blocks, closer to the traffic-clogged road and further from Green-Wood Cemetery. One such project is in the works at 186 21st Street between Fourth and Fifth Avenues in Greenwood Heights.
Chao Fei Li, head of Corona-based Six Brothers USA Corp., has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 108-38 41st Avenue, in North Corona, one block from the 7 train’s stop at 111th Street. The building will measure 6,225 square feet, which means units will average 890 square feet apiece. Flushing-based Chang Hwa Tan is the architect of record, and the existing 1.5-story home was filed for demolition this past July.
Financial District-based Zolo Construction & Development Inc. has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 684 Leonard Street, in central Greenpoint, two blocks south of the Greenpoint Avenue stop on the G train. The building will measure 5,000 square feet in total, which works out to units averaging a rental-sized 714 square feet. Murat Simsek’s Nassau County-based engineering service Rocda is the applicant of record, and an existing three-story townhouse must first be demolished.
Earlier this month, non-profit Metro World Child and their partner Moshe Braver filed applications for a 180-unit building at 338 Evergreen Avenue in Bushwick. Now Braver is planning another residential development a few blocks east at 405 Evergreen Avenue, on the corner of Linden Street.