Most new developments comprising the Downtown Brooklyn boom are residential, but a sprinkling of commercial infill has also been occurring, and today, applications have been filed for a combination hotel and house of worship. Located at 55 Flatbush Avenue Ext., the plans seem somewhat irregular, and the hotel will actually occupy the lower floors of the building, with 71 rooms spanning the first 11 floors. The house of worship will be located on floors 12 through 16. Within the building’s 43,220 square feet of construction area, the hotel will total 21,541 square feet, and the community facility, 8,082 square feet. Gerald Caliendo is the architect of record, Jack Suratwala of Flatbush Hospitality LLC is listed as the developer, and the lot is already vacant.
A badly dilapidated home at 217 West 123rd Street is about to meet the wrecking ball to make way for a brand new development. Applications filed for the site, located between Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd and Frederick Douglass Blvd in the heart of Harlem, show that the house will be replaced by a six-story and 9,927 square foot residential building, divided amongst six units, for a condo-sized average size of almost 1,700 square feet. Henry Radusky of Bricolage Designs is the architect of record, John Khani of Hitech, LLC/Big Apple Developers is listed as the developer, and demolition permits for the existing structure have yet to be pulled.
An already-dense block in Jamaica, Queens, is about to see a welcome spot of infill on a vacant lot at 153-10 89th Avenue. Building applications call for a seven-story structure that will have 17,113 square feet of total space, including 11,815 square feet of residential space, to be divided amongst 17 apartments. There will also be a nine-car parking garage on the first floor. Angelo S. Ng of Angelo + Anthony Ng Architects Studio P.C. is the architect of record, and Jay Sobhraj of Zara Realty Holding Corp is listed as the site’s developer.
A modest block in Brooklyn’s Midwood neighborhood is about to see a moderately-sized infill development, at 1615 Cedar Street. The application was submitted to the Department of Buildings for two lots spanning 1613-1615 Cedar, and will be built under quality housing guidelines. Alix C. Mitchell of Cityscape Consulting LTD. is the architect of record, and the all-residential structure will total eight floors and 15,738 square feet, to be divided amongst 17 units, likely rental apartments. Ramazi Mitaishuili of 1611 Cedar Street Realty LLC is listed as the developer, and two homes must be demolished before construction can begin.
The Lower East Side‘s gradual densification continues apace, and new building applications have now been filed for 330 Grand Street, between Orchard and Ludlow Streets. The new structure will rise six floors and total 11,000 square feet of residential space, to be divided between twelve units. At over 900 square feet apiece, that means condominiums are possible here, though rentals could also result. Martin Kapell of Think Architecture + Design is the site’s architect, Daniel Wise of 330 Grand Street LLC is listed as the developer, and permits for demolishing the existing structures, which span 330-332 Grand Street, were filed this May.