The New York City Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD) has filed applications for two three-story, two-unit residential buildings at 856-858 Blake Avenue, in the heart of East New York. The buildings will measure 2,573 square feet each and, across both, the residential units should average a family-sized 1,184 square feet apiece. All of the units will be sold at below-market rates. Brooklyn-based DeLaCour, Ferrara & Church Architects is the architect of record. The 4,690-square-foot plot is vacant. The project is associated with the city’s New Infill Homeownership Opportunity Program. The Van Siclen Avenue stop on the 3 train is four blocks away.
An Astoria-based property owner has filed applications for a three-story, eight-unit residential building at 25-82 43rd Street, on the eastern end of Astoria. The project will measure 8,160 square feet and its residential units should average 765 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Amenities will include eight off-street parking spaces and laundry facilities. Anthony Cucich’s Astoria-based firm is the applicant of record. The 50-foot-wide, 5,115-square-foot property is occupied by a three-story townhouse. Demolition permits have not been filed. The site is 11 blocks from the 30th Avenue stop on the N and Q train.
Jamaica-based City Builders Development Corp. has filed applications for two three-story, two-unit residential buildings at 104-42 164th Street and 104-50 164th Street, located just south of downtown Jamaica. The townhouses will measure 3,600 square feet each and, across both structures, the residential units should average a family-sized 1,350 square feet apiece. Olabanji B. Awosika’s Jamaica-based architecture firm is the architect of record. Both 20-foot-wide, 2,000-square-foot lots, which are separated by three other lots, are currently vacant. The Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer stop on the E and J trains is six blocks away.
An LLC is proposing to convert the abandoned Bethesda Baptist Church at 162 Mercer Street, located within the Van Vorst Park section of downtown Jersey City, into 10 condominium units. The project would utilize the former house of worship and the attached three-story rectory. Exterior alterations would include changes to the windows and roofs.
Foundation work appears to be complete where a 22-story, 252-unit mixed-use building is under development at 416 Kent Avenue, in Williamsburg near the East River. The site can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. The tower will be connected by a common base with two other 22-story residential towers, located next door at 420 Kent Avenue. That site was cleared of commercial low-rises earlier this year.