Staten Island-based Foster Development has filed applications to construct six semi-detached three-story, single-family homes at 21-27 Clove Lake Place and 260-270 Elizabeth Street, in Staten Island’s West New Brighton neighborhood, located on the northern shore. The six residential units will share 6,705 square feet of total residential space, for average individual homes of 1,118 square feet. Also Staten Island-based Joseph Morace is the architect of record, and the site’s old 1.5-story home was demolished earlier this year.
Last month, applications were filed for a four-story, 10-unit residential building at 1266 Pacific Street, in northwestern Crown Heights. Shortly after, the vacant site was placed on the market, and in less than 48 hours later, EPIC Commercial Realty entered contract on the 2,861 square-foot property for $1.25 million, DNAinfo reports. The building on file will measure nearly 8,500 square feet, with individual units averaging 850 square feet, and Rego Park-based Diego Aguilera filed for the permits.
The latest numbers from the DOB show a major increase in year-over-year filings for August, and 2015’s running total has once again surpassed 2014’s, after falling behind in July. In terms of raw numbers, New York City saw new building applications submitted for a total of 4,020 units this past August, more than tripling last year’s figure of 1,281, and putting 2015’s running total of new units at 23,165 as of 8/31, ahead of 2014’s 21,099.
Coney Island’s housing market struggled in the years following Hurricane Sandy, but the last six months have brought plans for an 86-unit building on West 15th Street and the controversial 40-story tower at Trump Village.
YIMBY revealed the first renderings of Sky — a 60-story, 1,175-unit rental apartment building at 605 West 42nd Street, in Midtown West — early in 2014, and we chronicled the tower’s construction throughout the same year. Today, the tower is nearly complete, with the exception of the missing glass along the base, and YIMBY can now share two additional renderings. The 1.2-million square-foot tower’s highest point reaches 656 feet above 42nd Street, and its unit count makes it the largest residential building in New York City.