Mortar Architecture + Development has been featured several times on YIMBY, and now the firm is set to start work on another new building at 33 Frost Street, in Williamsburg. The site is about a block northwest of the BQE, and sits roughly equidistant from the Bedford and Metropolitan/Graham L Train Stops (as well as a few blocks north of the Metropolitan Av. stop on the G Train). The structure will have a total construction area of 11,740 square feet, with 9,997 square feet of residential space within that envelope, to be divided amongst 10 units. At an average size of almost 1,000 square feet, that means condominiums are possible. Mortar is both designing and developing the five-story project, and the lot is currently vacant.
Building applications have been filed for a new medical center in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, at 2505 Coney Island Avenue. The structure will rise three floors, and have a total construction area of 61,865 square feet, as well as a 71-car garage in the basement. The cellar will hold 9,941 square feet of commercial storage space, and above that, an ambulatory treatment/diagnostic center will occupy 31,127 square feet. Thomas Scibilia of N.A. Design Studio is the architect of record, and Nate Weinstock of The Marcal Group is listed as the developer.
New dormitories don’t often appear in Williamsburg, but back in May of 2016, YIMBY reported on new building filings for 292 North 8th Street, a substantial site that spans through the block to 7th Street. Today, we have the full reveal for the project, which is being designed by Stonehill & Taylor Architects, and developed by Macro Sea and the Kamali Organization.
Last week, YIMBY reported that testing had begun on 701 Seventh Avenue’s enormous new billboard. Now, it has been activated in full, as photographed yesterday by mchlanglo793. The 18,000 square-foot LED screen is the largest in Times Square, and will soon be joined by a 17,000 square-foot screen immediately across the street, at 1568 Broadway, site of the former Doubletree Hotel. As for 701 Seventh Avenue, aka the Marriott Edition Times Square, the exterior is almost fully glassed, and opening is a few months out.
The Durst Organization acquired the development site surrounding and including 27-29 Queens Plaza North last December for $173.5 million, and while SLCE Architects had previously conceived plans for a tower nearing supertall status, the design now appears to be changing. Handel Architects has filed for permits for a two-story retail building that will rise at 29-23 Queens Plaza North, on the southwestern corner of the site, which will have a total construction area of just over 20,000 square feet. There will be 10,333 square feet of commercial space within, and the structure will rise 41 feet to its rooftop.