Williamsburg-based Urban View Realty has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 490 Van Buren Street, in Bedford-Stuyvesant near the Bushwick border, two blocks from the J train’s Kosciuszko Street stop. The building will measure 6,000 square feet, and at two per floor, units will average 750 square feet apiece. Woody Chen’s Elmhurst-based Infocus Design & Planning is the applicant of record, and an existing two-story house must first be demolished.
In southern Clinton Hill, a five-story, 10-unit residential building is currently in the works at 538 Washington Avenue, and now renderings have surfaced of the project, per Curbed. The building has been named Aperture 538, and the structure topped out late last year. Sam Boymelgreen is developing. Luca Andrisani is designing, and Tamar Kisilevitz is serving as the architect of record. A few days ago, applications to sub-divide the units were filed with the DOB, meaning that a sales launch is likely happening soon. The Washington Avenue C train stop is located a few steps away.
Last month, applications were finally filed for a long-vacant site at 1733 Lexington Avenue in East Harlem, on the corner of 108th Street. YIMBY now has the reveal for the development, which will give rise to a small but contemporary mixed-use project standing eight stories tall.
As rent-stabilized tenants at two Crown Heights apartment buildings fight to keep their rents from doubling, another landlord in the neighborhood plans to expand a four-story residential building at 961 Washington Avenue to 11 stories.
While residential development booms at either end of the Bronx, new construction has been slow to arrive in many of the working class neighborhoods in the central part of the borough, like Mount Hope, Tremont, and Crotona Park. But yesterday YIMBY noticed a filing for three little apartment buildings at 362-366 East 173rd Street, half a mile east of the 174th Street stop on the D line in Concourse Village.