Earl Roberts, operating as an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for a nine-story, 16-unit residential building at 235 Hawthorne Street, in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, right around the corner from the Winthrop Street stop on the 2 and 5 trains. The building will total 17,797 square feet, which means units will average 1,112 square feet apiece, possibly indicative of condos. Issac & Stern Architects is designing, and a 2.5-story house must first be demolished.
Late last year, YIMBY reported on applications for a 15-story hotel at 41-32 27th Street, in Long Island City, and since then, filings have been amended to instead build a 46-unit apartment building. Today, the site has been cleared of its two-story predecessor and almost completely excavated, per The Court Square Blog. The new building will measure 34,409 square feet, which means units will average 748 square feet apiece. A 1,131 square-foot outdoor space is also planned on the roof. Arc Architecture + Design Studio is designing, and completion is expected in early 2017.
Back in December, YIMBY reported that an LLC filed applications for a new development at 440 Washington Street, in Tribeca. And now, we have the first renderings of the residential project, which is being developed by Ponte Equities and designed by OCV Architects.
Just east of Prospect Park in Brooklyn, Prospect Lefferts Gardens is seeing almost as much new construction as its pricier neighbor to the north, Crown Heights. Filings for new buildings roll in every few weeks, ranging from little market-rate developments to partially affordable megaprojects from developer Hudson Companies. Now we have an application for a five-story apartment building at 195 Hawthorne Street, between Bedford and Rogers Avenues.
Back in August, Vornado Realty Trust mulled the idea of a residential conversion at the 27-story, 473,000 square-foot office building at 20 Broad Street, in the Financial District. Now, Nathan Berman is purchasing the leasehold from Vornado and reportedly following through with the conversion to rental apartments, per Crain’s. The New York Stock Exchange — expected to vacate the structure next August — owns the land under the building, and the lease expires in 2081.