The southwestern blocks of the Upper West Side have been in a state of constant flux over the past few years, with several major developments either wrapping up or breaking ground across the last wide-open spaces remaining in the neighborhood. Perhaps the largest project within this area is GID Development’s Waterline Square, formerly known as Riverside Center, where construction on three new buildings is now pushing upwards and into the skyline.
Back in July of 2015, YIMBY reported on the initial new building applications for 195 Clarkson Avenue, in Brooklyn’s Prospect Lefferts Gardens neighborhood. Since then, the project has seen some substantial changes, and today, we have the reveal for its updated design, created by AB Architekten.
An open lot one block north of the A Train’s Beach 44th Street-Frank Avenue Station, in Edgemere, Queens, is about to see a substantial new development. Applications for 4515 Rockaway Beach Boulevard show an eight-story building with a total construction area of 121,393 square feet, which will include a 2,961 square-foot retail component on the ground floor, and 92,488 square feet of residential space, to be divided amongst 119 apartments. There will be 50 parking spaces in all, with 13 located on the first floor and the others on the open lot, and the structure will be flood-proofed. Mark Ginsberg of Curtis + Ginsberg Architects LLP is the architect of record, and HPD is the site’s developer, which means rentals are guaranteed.
New building applications have been filed for a seven-story mixed-use project at 1595 Broadway, on the southwestern edge of Bushwick, Brooklyn. The structure will have a total area measuring 49,284 square feet, to be occupied by a 7,400 square-foot retail component on the first floor, 7,420 square feet of community facility space on the second floor, and 22,752 square feet of residential space above that. The residential will be divided between 35 units, with the average square footage of under 650 square feet highly indicative of rental apartments. Diego Aguilera is the architect of record, Martin Joseph of Bawbeh United, LLC, is listed as the developer, and a nondescript one-story building must be demolished before construction can begin.
A one-story warehouse surrounded by vacant land at 20 Prescott Place, on the southeastern edge of Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, is about to be redeveloped into something useful. Applications filed for the long-neglected site show a new eight-story building with a total construction area measuring 33,681 square feet, all of which will be dedicated to residential use. The project’s 49 apartments will average under 700 square feet apiece, indicative of rentals. Adam Kushner of Kushner Studios is the architect of record, and Mordechai Halberstam of Mor Rosen LLC/Mazeh Realty is listed as the developer.