The Hoboken Brownstone Company is proposing to build a four-story, 155-unit residential building at 39 New York Avenue, in the Jersey City area known as The Heights. A rendering of the project — being designed by Matawan, N.J.-based Chester, Ploussas, Lisowsky Partnership — has been revealed by Jersey Digs. The residential units will be rental apartments and a parking garage will be located in the cellar. Plans for the building are expected to go before the Jersey City Planning Board in the fall, although community meetings are already ongoing. No variances are required at this time, but an environmental remediation is currently underway at the site and is expected to wrap up in early 2017. The developer and government officials have also discussed plans to turn the adjacent county-owned property along New York Avenue into a public park. The 2nd Street stop on the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail is located three blocks away.
Great Neck, N.Y.-based RealNet Holdings has filed applications for a four-story, four-unit residential building at 31 Brighton 2nd Place, in Brighton Beach. The project will measure 4,344 square feet. Its full-floor residential units should average 980 square feet apiece, so either rental apartments or condominiums could be in the works. The top-floor apartment will be a duplex and will feature space on an upper mezzanine level. There will be a three-car parking garage in the basement. Gerald J. Caliendo’s Briarwood-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 40-foot-wide, 1,800-square-foot property was occupied by a dilapidated two-story house until that was demolished in the first half of 2015. The Ocean Parkway stop on the Q train is three blocks away.
New loft buildings designed to look like 19th century factories have become a staple of development in North Brooklyn. Soon, another new building will join their ranks at 37 Montrose Avenue in Williamsburg.
Construction has topped out on the 35-story, 421-unit mixed-use building at 430 Marin Boulevard, in downtown Jersey City. The construction update is possible thanks to a photo posted to the Forums. The new building will contain 10,126 square feet of ground-floor retail space and 20 percent of the apartments (85 units) will be designated as affordable. The tower is being built as part of the 11-building Hudson Exchange West mega-development. The developer, Forest City Ratner, is facing a lawsuit over the legality of developing the property, due to a former railway that was removed in the 1990s, Jersey Digs reported. It appears construction on the first building has continued despite the legal challenge. Perkins Eastman is behind the design. Completion of the first building is expected in 2017.
Yaniv Zohar, doing business as an anonymous Kew Gardens-based LLC, has filed applications for a three-story, two-unit residential building at 199 East 38th Street, in northern East Flatbush, near the SUNY Downstate Medical Center. The structure will measure 4,196 square feet. One of the units will be located on the ground and cellar floors while the second will span the second and third floors. The apartments should average 1,589 square feet apiece, which indicates that they will boast family-sized configurations. There will be one off-street parking space. Arnold S. Montag’s Great Neck, N.Y.-based AM/PM Design & Consulting is the architect of record. The 20-foot-wide, 1,975-square-foot lot is vacant. The Church Avenue stop on the 2 and 5 trains is nine blocks away.