New construction rarely comes to Bay Ridge, because the zoning is restrictive and development sites in the southern Brooklyn neighborhood are hard to come by. However, one builder managed to snag a site along the neighborhood’s commercial thoroughfare, Third Avenue. New building applications were filed last week for a six-story, mixed-use building at 9701 Third Avenue, on the corner of 97th Street.
A thrift store just moved into a warehouse at 387 Bushwick Avenue, across from Bushwick Houses in East Williamsburg, but it may not be there for long. The thrift store and two neighboring buildings will likely bite the dust for a seven-story apartment building.
Filings for new construction in Jamaica, Queens, have dropped off since the 421-a tax exemption expired in January. But one optimistic developer has taken the plunge and filed plans for a mixed-use building at 177-14 Wexford Terrace, on the southern edge of Jamaica Estates.
The developer and architect behind one of the most striking new developments in New York City showed off its signature feature on Wednesday. They also revealed its new name. 626 First Avenue, a product of JDS Development and SHoP Architects located at East 36th Street in what you would have to call Murray Hill, will hence forth be known as the American Copper Buildings.
Uncertainty over the future of an important tax exemption for residential construction, 421-a, is forcing developers in the outer boroughs to focus on building office and retail space. The latest example comes to us from East Williamsburg, where the Loketch Group aims to put up a six-story office and medical building.