A development team has been selected by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) to build a five-building, 740-unit mixed-use project at the site of the abandoned Spofford Juvenile Detention Center. The facility, spread across five acres, is located at 1221 Spofford Avenue, in the South Bronx’s Hunts Point section. The development team comprises of Gilbane Development Company, the Hudson Companies, and Mutual Housing Association of New York.
An anonymous Elmhurst firm has filed applications for two three-story, two-unit mixed-use buildings at 18-35 – 18-39 College Point Boulevard, located along the main commercial corridor in College Point. The buildings will measure 6,502 square feet and 5,089 square feet, respectively. Between the two, there will be a total 3,066 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The full-floor residential units on the second and third floors should average 1,375 square feet apiece, which suggests condominiums are likely in the works.
Foundation work is now underway on phase two of Provost Square, a two-towered mixed-use development half-way complete in downtown Jersey City. The first phase of the project, The Morgan at Provost Square, at 160 Morgan Street, opened for occupancy in late 2015. It rises 38 stories and contains 420 residential units, as well as 13,020 square feet of retail. The second phase will consist of a 28-story tower with 505 residential units and retail space. Photos of the phase two site can be seen posted to the YIMBY Forums.
Roslyn Heights, N.Y.-based Colonial Construction & Development has filed applications for three two-story, two-unit houses at 2787 Miles Avenue and 313-317 Swinton Avenue, in the East Bronx’s Throggs Neck section. The building on Miles Avenue will measure 4,860 square feet and the two on Swinton Avenue will each measure 3,744 square feet. Across the entire project, the full-floor residential units should average a family-sized 1,372 square feet apiece. Gerald J. Caliendo’s Briarwood-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 12,500-square-foot property is occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits were filed in July.
Flushing-based AXL Home LLC has filed applications for twin three-story, two-family houses at 43-58 and 43-60 164th Street, in East Flushing. The buildings will each measure 4,000 square feet, and across both, the residential units should average 1,496 square feet apiece. That means the apartments will likely be geared towards families. There will be a total of two off-street parking spaces. Jeff Stones’s Floral Park, N.Y.-based firm is the applicant of record. The 60-foot-wide, 6,000-square-foot property was, until August, occupied by a one-and-a-half-story house. The Long Island Rail Road’s Broadway station is three blocks north.