Construction is now four stories above street level at 1930 Bedford Avenue in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, where a seven-story, 38-unit mixed-use project is under development. The latest photo is courtesy of prolific construction photographer Tectonic. The most recent building permits indicate the project will eventually measure 59,155 square feet. There will be 7,441 square feet of medical offices on the cellar through second floors, followed by the residential units, which should average 810 square feet apiece and are likely to be rentals. Nik Lavrinoff is the developer and Z Architecture is the architect. Completion is expected in 2017.
Brooklyn-based congregation Heichal Hatfillah has filed applications for a new three-story, 93,725-square-foot synagogue at 1770 52nd Street, located at the corner of 18th Avenue in southern Borough Park. The 60-foot-tall structure will feature two lecture halls, a banquet hall, and various spaces for rituals on two below-grade levels. The ground through third levels will contain the main sanctuary, offices, and a 12,224-square-foot living quarters. Karl Fischer’s SoHo-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 26,077-square-foot site is currently vacant. The Avenue I stop on the F train is located five blocks away.
An anonymous Flushing-based LLC has filed applications for a six-story, eight-unit mixed-use building planned at 132-16 Maple Avenue, on the southern end of downtown Flushing. The project will measure 12,121 square fee and will contain 1,994 square feet of medical office space on the cellar and ground floors. The residential units above will average 937 square feet apiece. The penthouse unit, located on part of the fifth floor and the entire sixth floor, will be a duplex. Flushing-based First Hec Engineering is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot lot is currently occupied by a two-and-a-half-story house. Demolition permits not yet been filed.
A rendering has been revealed of the New Community Corporation’s planned two-story, 24-unit supportive housing project at 93-101 14th Avenue, located in Newark’s Central Ward. All of the project’s apartments will be studios housing homeless individuals suffering from mental illness, Jersey Digs reported. The building, called A Better Life, is receiving financing from various local, state and federal agencies and organizations. Jersey City-based LWDMR Architects is behind the architecture. A groundbreaking ceremony was recently held at the site, which has long been vacant, and completion is expected next year.