The bustling blocks of the mid to upper-40s are a bit of an urban oddity, existing within the low-rise confines of Hell’s Kitchen, but abutting the skyscraper canyons of Midtown. And while most of the area is already built-out, a few opportunities for infill both large and small still exist, like at 343 West 47th Street, where an existing structure from 1920 is now being renovated and expanded.
Most of Ditmas Park’s freestanding Victorians are protected by low-density zoning or landmarking, but there’s one at the corner of East 18th Street and Foster Avenue that’s primed for development.
Towards the end of last summer, the office-to-residential conversion of a 10-story building at 11 Beach Street, in Tribeca, was well underway. Now, YIMBY can share some additional renderings of the project, which has hit the 50% sold mark. The building’s 27 condominiums range from three to five bedrooms, and Thomas Juul-Hansen is designing the interiors. Amenities include a fitness center, children’s playroom, and a rooftop garden. HFZ Capital Group is developing, BKSK Architects is the design architect, and completion is expected in 2016.
Ocean Hill-based Yossef Koral has filed applications for a four-story, four-unit residential building at 1089 Dekalb Avenue, in eastern Bedford-Stuyvesant, two blocks from the J train’s Kosciuszko Street stop. After an existing 2.5-story townhouse is demolished, the new building will measure 3,649 square feet, which means the full-floor units will average a relatively generous 912 square feet apiece. Flavio Barros’ Long Island City-based CB Engineering is the applicant of record.
Fortis Property Group will spend the next year or two haggling with the city and the Cobble Hill community over its plan to build towers as tall as 40 stories on the former Long Island College Hospital campus. But in the meantime, the developer is moving forward with smaller pieces of the project, by filing plans for a new crop of townhouses at 88 Amity Street, between Henry and Hicks Streets.