The Landmarks Preservation Commission has refused a proposed addition to 827-831 Broadway for the second time, obliging its designers DXA Studio to reimagine their approach once more. The plan would add offices, retail, and community space inside and above two Italianate structures built between 1866 and 1867. The source of the controversy is the addition of four floors on top of the historic buildings. Samson Klugman of Quality Capital and Leo Tsimmer of Caerus Group purchased the pair in 2015 for $60 million. They initially filed permits for a 300-foot-tall commercial tower, but that was stopped when the LPC granted the extant structures landmark status.
The development of a new 14-story residential high-rise has officially kicked-off in the downtown corridor of New Rochelle, New York. Located at 251 North Avenue, “The Standard” will partially repurpose an iconic, a historic, Neo-Classical structure that once housed daily newspaper The Standard Star.
Permits have been filed for an eight-story mixed-use building at 1318 Southern Boulevard, in Foxhurst, The Bronx. The site is a block away from the Freeman Street subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. SKF Development LLC is listed as the developer.
Permits have been filed for a four-story residential building at 372 Bradford Street in East New York, Brooklyn. The site is four blocks away from the Van Siclen Avenue subway station, serviced by the A and C trains. The 2, 3, 4, and 5 trains are five blocks away in the opposite direction at an identically named station. Shutter Avenue Properties is behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for a five-story mixed use building at 51 Victory Boulevard, in the Saint George neighborhood of Staten Island. The site is seven blocks away from the Saint George Ferry Terminal, a central dock for the Island’s buses, and terminal for the Staten Island Ferry, offering service to Manhattan. Boris Natenzon, CEO of Nate’s Pharmacy, will be responsible for the development.