An over century-old former hotel on the Upper West Side is in for some major changes. Earlier this week, it was announced that the former Willard Hotel at 252 West 76th Street, since converted to 60 rental apartments, will become a 52-unit luxury building known as The Willard.
Property owner Shaya Labin, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, 10-unit residential building at 481 East 21st Street, in Flatbush. The project will measure 10,970 square feet and its residential units should average 933 square feet apiece, which means either condominiums or rentals could be in the works. Some of the apartments will also feature space either in the cellar or on an upper penthouse level. Michael Avramides’s Midtown East-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 40-foot-wide, 3,200-square-foot lot is currently occupied by a two-and-a-half-story house. Demolition permits haven’t been filed. The Cortelyou Road stop on the Q train is seven blocks away.
Steel work is now underway on the ground floor of the five-story, 64-unit mixed-use building being developed at 29-10 Broadway, located between 29th and 30th streets in the heart of Astoria. The update is possible thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. The latest permits indicate an 87,372-square-foot building is in the works. The ground floor will contain 15,940 square feet of commercial-retail space, followed by residential units on the floors above. The units should average 688 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Amenities will include bike storage, a 32-car underground garage, laundry facilities, a lounge, a fitness center, and terraces on the fourth, fifth, and rooftop levels. Bronx-based Jestam Realty is the developer and Aufgang Architects is the architect of record. Completion is expected in early 2017.
Construction has reached the 19th floor at 319 Schermerhorn Street, in Downtown Brooklyn, where a 21-story, 74-unit mixed-use building is being developed. The latest photos, posted to the YIMBY Forums, were taken by prolific photographer Tectonic. Dubbed the Nevins, it will eventually stand 210 feet above street level and encompass 90,181 square feet, per the latest building permits. There will be 5,100 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The residential units, condominiums, will range from studios to three-bedrooms. A list of amenities were included in YIMBY’s January update. At that time, the project was seven stories tall. Adam America Real Estate and the Naveh Schuster Group are the developers. Issac & Stern Architects is the design architect. Andres Escobar & Associates is designing the interiors. Completion is expected in early 2017.
Brooklyn-based DeVito Development has filed applications for four three-story, three-unit residential buildings at 1749-1759 Benson Avenue, in Bath Beach. Each of the them will measure 2,770 square feet and their full-floor residential units should average 923 square feet apiece, which means apartments with family-sized configurations are in the works. Each building will include two off-street parking spaces, one space of which will be located in a ground floor garage. Douglas Pulaski’s Brooklyn-based Bricolage Designs is the architect of record. The 97-foot-wide, 6,863-square-foot property, located at the corner of Bay 17th Street, is occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits were filed earlier this month. The 18th Avenue stop on the D train is two blocks away.