Foundation work is well underway on the eight-story, 73-unit apartment-hotel under development at 138 Bowery, in Little Italy. Work can be seen in images from an update by Bowery Boogie. The 53,088-square-foot project will rise 85 feet in height, per the latest building permits. Retail space will occupy parts of the ground floor and an upper mezzanine level, followed by a 46 hotel rooms on the second through fifth floors. The top three floors will contain 27 residential units, averaging 513 square feet apiece. Emmut Properties is the developer and Middle Village-based Allen Shinfeld is currently listed as the applicant of record. Completion is expected in late 2017.
Hoboken-based Urban Square Properties is moving forward with demolition work to make way for a six-story, 27-unit mixed-use building at 500 Palisades Avenue, located on the corner of Bowers Street in The Heights section of Jersey City. The project will include 2,834 square feet of ground-floor commercial space, as well as a gallery. There will also be a 14-car parking garage, Jersey Digs reported. Lee Levine Architects is behind the design. The project was approved in May by the city’s Zoning Board. Urban Square then purchased the property, previously owned by CLG Properties, for roughly $1.9 million during the summer. A targeted completion date has not been revealed.
A Staten Island-based property owner has filed applications for four three-story, two-family townhouses at 61-73 Elvin Street, in Castleton Corners, on Staten Island’s North Shore. The buildings will measure 2,878 square feet each. Across all four, the residential units should average 1,231 square feet apiece. In each structure, one unit will spread across the basement and first levels, while the second unit will take up the second and upper mezzanine levels. Anthony Scaglione’s Staten Island-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 17,177-square-foot plot, at the corner of Gannon Avenue North, is vacant.
An anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC has filed applications to renovate and expand the two-story, two-family house at 2019 West 6th Street, in Gravesend. The project would also build two new three-story, two-family residential buildings on either side of the existing structure, at 2017 West 6th Street and 2021 West 6th Street, respectively. The existing house will see its residential space increase to 2,425 square feet, while the two new buildings will each measure 3,388 square feet. Across all three buildings, the apartments should average a family-sized 1,251 square feet apiece. Two single-car, 300-square-foot garages will also be built. Pirooz Soltanizadeh’s Jamaica-based Royal Engineering is the applicant of record.
Last year, Michael Shvo and Russian billionaire Vladislav Doronin agreed to pay $500 million for 20 floors of the Crown Building at 730 Fifth Avenue, on the corner of 57th Street. Now Shvo has filed plans to convert most of the 26-story office building into condominiums and a hotel.