The New York City Economic Development Corporation and the city’s Department of Parks and Recreation have launched a request for proposals (RFP) for five development sites located within the Amusement District between West 10th and 16th streets in Coney Island. The city is seeking a development team to build new attractions, rides and entertainment outlets on the sites, Commercial Observer reported. The five properties, all of which are currently vacant, combine to measure a total 150,000 square feet. Proposals are due March 17 and the city anticipates new attractions on the sites will be open for the summer of 2018.
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A five-story, 68-unit mixed-use building is planned at 1558 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, located between Custer and Gates avenues in the Greenville section of southern Jersey City. The project will feature commercial-retail space on the ground floor, as well as a 79-car parking garage, Jersey Digs reported. Jersey City-based Myneni Towers LLC is the developer. Plans were approved by the Jersey City Planning Board and the Hudson County Planning Board in 2016. The 29,000-square-foot site is vacant. A construction timeline has not been disclosed.
Brooklyn-based Loketch Group has filed applications for an 11-story, 58,662-square-foot mixed-use commercial building at 18 Spencer Street, located in northwestern Bedford-Stuyvesant. There will be 12,313 square feet of office space across the third through fifth floors, followed by 20,696 square feet of medical office space on the sixth through 11th floors. An 80-vehicle parking garage will take up two below-grade floors as well as the first two above-grade floors. Queens-based NY Building Associates Inc. is the applicant of record. The 7,000-square-foot plot enclosed by a single-story gate, which must first be demolished.
An anonymous Financial District-based LLC has filed applications for twin three-story, two-family residential buildings at 46-12 – 46-16 162nd Street, in East Flushing. The buildings will measure 4,010 square feet each. Across both, the apartments should average a family-sized 1,472 square feet apiece. Dezhang Fang’s Flushing-based firm is the architect of record. The 6,000-square-foot plot is occupied by a one-and-a-half-story house. Demolition permits were filed in December.
Essex County, N.J.-based LN Signature Realty is planning a five-story, 24-unit residential building at 144 Bergen Avenue, located in the Greenville section of southern Jersey City. The project will include 19 parking spaces, Jersey Digs reported. The city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment granted multiple variances for the project in 2016, one of which allowed for more apartments to be built than allowed under current regulations. The site is currently vacant. A construction timeline has not been revealed.