Christian Volkmann has filed applications for a four-story, four-unit residential building at the vacant, 20-foot-wide lot at 108 West 123rd Street, in central Harlem. The building will measure 4,745 square feet, which works out to full-floor units averaging 1,185 square feet, indicative of condominiums. The developer also appears to be the architect, head of Aardvarchitecture.
In addition to seven new building applications filed on Monday for two-family residential projects in eastern Queens, stretching from Flushing to JFK, one developer is planning a denser development at 35-39 101st Street, in North Corona, a few blocks north of the 103rd St – Corona Plaza stop on the 7 train. Patricio Lopez is planning six residential units across two three-story buildings. The residential units, averaging 1,027 square feet, will be split evenly between the two buildings. Suresh Manchanda’s L&C Associates is the applicant of record. Demolition permits were filed in June to remove the existing two-story, single-family home.
Danny Gazal, operating under an anonymous LLC, has filed applications to renovate and expand the vacant four-story townhouse at 481 St Marks Avenue, in northwestern Crown Heights, six blocks from the Franklin Avenue stop on the 2, 3, 4 and 5 trains. A fifth-floor penthouse will be added up top, and six residential units — each averaging 930 square feet — will be sculpted out of the building. Philip Toscano is the architect of record.
Alma Realty is converting the enormous William Strange factory — on the block bound by Beech, Madison, Morton and Essex streets, in Paterson, New Jersey — into a residential complex, according to NorthJersey.com. The four- and three-story buildings, with two central courtyards, will house a total of 240 apartments. Some buildings have already been renovated, but completion of the entire complex is expected by mid-2016.
The race to the sky in Lower Manhattan continues at a breakneck pace, and while projects like 30 Park Place have sped right along towards completion, the process of building other new towers has not been nearly as easy. That’s especially true at 56 Leonard Street, but now YIMBY has news that the Herzog & de Meuron-designed skyscraper is finally topping-out.