Brooklyn-based property owner Abraham Schiff, doing business as USA Home Financial, has filed applications for a four-story, two-unit mixed-use building at 382 Keap Street, located at the corner of South 2nd Street in the heart of Williamsburg. The building will measure 5,367 square feet, with 911 square feet of commercial-retail space across the ground and cellar levels, in addition to a 479-square-foot community facility also on the ground floor. The residential units above, spread across three floors and a penthouse level, should average 1,827 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums.
Exterior work is in progress on a five-story building at 47-09 5th Street in the Hunters Point section of Long Island City, a block and a half away from the East River waterfront. In a typical development for Long Island City, an aging commercial property is being replaced with residences anchored by retail. In an unusual move, the developer, Studio Square per the DOB, opted to add three floors on top of the existing building rather than demolishing and starting anew. The eight residences would occupy 11,075 square feet, giving an average of 1,384 square feet per unit.
The Jersey City Planning Board recently approved plans for a nine-story, 99-unit mixed-use building at 136 Summit Avenue, located on the corner of Fairmount Avenue in Jersey City’s McGinley Square section. The project will include 2,240 square feet of retail space and a 75-car parking garage. Monticello Equities is the developer and Kushner Studios is behind the architecture. The site is currently occupied by a three-story medical building. A construction timeline has not been disclosed, Jersey Digs reported.
An anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC has filed applications for a six-story, 48-unit mixed-use building at 4511 Eighth Avenue, located on the corner of 46th Street in Sunset Park. The project will measure 91,382 square feet and rise 70 feet above street level. The ground floor will host a 12,648-square-foot supermarket and the second floor will feature a 12,995-square-foot children’s daycare facility. The residential units, on the third through sixth floors, should average 778 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments.
New buildings replace old ones quite frequently, and skylines evolve. It isn’t very often that a development literally redraws the map, but that’s what has happened with Hudson Lights, located in downtown Fort Lee, N.J.