One block northeast of the Intervale Avenue stop on the 2 and 5 trains, new building applications have been filed for a mixed-use structure at 961 Westchester Avenue, in the Bronx’s Foxhurst neighborhood. The building will have a total construction area of just over 35,000 square feet, with 4,937 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor, 6,613 square feet of community facility space on the second floor, and 22,078 square feet of residential space on floors three through seven. The project’s 24 units will average about 910 square feet apiece, possibly indicating condominiums. Panos Vikatos is the site’s architect, and Tony Roussos of Westchester Ave LLA LLC is the developer.
Fresh Meadows is about to see two adjacent new developments at 61-10 and 61-12 182nd Street, just south of the Long Island Expressway. Each of the buildings will have a total construction area of about 6,200 feet, with both having 1,718 square feet of commercial space on their ground levels, topped by 2,626 square feet of community facility space, to be occupied by an ambulatory, diagnostic, or treatment center. Anthony Ng of Architects Studio NY is designing the two structures, and Zhou Xu of 182 Plaza LLC is listed as their developer.
Now that 111 West 57th Street is above the floors complicated by the adjacent Steinway Building, which is being integrated into the base of the supertall, the future 1,428-foot-tall tower is shooting upwards. The latest photos of progress come from Streetscaper and Tectonic, and besides new floors being added on a weekly basis, the exterior of the tower is now receiving its terracotta and bronze facade.
The Upper East Side is no stranger to mega-mansions, and now another is set to appear at 55 East 92nd Street, subject to approvals from the Landmarks Preservation Commission. The applicants intend to combine two townhouses spanning 53-55 East 92nd Street into a single residence, with plans promising minor changes to the street-facing sides of the homes, and major alterations to the rears, designed by Steven Harris Architects, LLP.
Downtown Brooklyn is set to receive another new development at 68-70 Schermerhorn Street, on a site currently occupied by a low-slung structure. Permits filed with the Department of Buildings show that the replacement will span 68,836 square feet, including 3,363 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor. The remainder of the project will be residential, to be divided between 55 units, with the average size of almost 1,200 square feet highly indicative of condominiums. The twelve-story building will rise 125 feet to its rooftop, and be designed by Eugene Colberg. Lonicera Partners and Orange Management are the site’s developers, and demolition permits have not yet been filed for the lot’s current occupant.