Community Facility


40-07 95th Street

Three-Story, Two-Unit Mixed-Use Building Planned at 40-07 95th Street, Elmhurst

Jackson Heights-based property owner Juan Luna has filed new applications for a three-story, two-unit residential building at 40-07 95th Street, in northern Elmhurst. It will measure 4,104 square feet. A medical office will be located in the cellar and 1,169 square feet of retail space will occupy the ground floor. There will be two residential units across the second and third floors. The full-floor residential units should average 716 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Jorge L. Bosch’s Midtown South-based Bosch Architecture is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 1,368-square-foot property is currently vacant. The site’s two-and-a-half-story predecessor was demolished last month. The Junction Boulevard stop on the 7 train is located around the corner.


242 Broome Street

Foundation Work Underway for Essex Crossing’s 14-Story, 55-Unit Mixed-Use Building at 242 Broome Street, Lower East Side

Foundation work is now underway for the 14-story, 55-unit mixed-use building under development at 242 Broome Street (a.k.a. Site 1), located on the corner of Ludlow Street on the Lower East Side. The construction progress can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums by user rbrome. The latest building permits indicate the new building will encompass 180,646 square feet. There will be 40,326 square feet of commercial-retail space across portions of the cellar through third floors. A bowling ally operated by Splitsville Luxury Lanes is expected to lease a significant amount of space. In addition, there will be 17,735 square feet of community facility space on the second through fourth floors. The space was once reserved for the Andy Warhol Museum, but plans for it have fallen through.


856 Pacific Street

Diocese of Brooklyn Plans Four-Story, 47,700-Square-Foot Office Building at 856 Pacific Street, Prospect Heights

The Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, located at 856 Pacific Street in Prospect Heights, has filed applications for a four-story, 47,722-square-foot office building directly to its east, DNAinfo reported. The new building will contain 23,021 square feet of community facility space and will likely be occupied by the Diocese of Brooklyn. The ground floor will contain a lobby, a parking garage, a screening room, followed by office space on the second through fourth floors. An outdoor terrace will be located on the ground floor. Midtown South-based PBDW Architects is the architect of record. The site is vacant, with exception of a three-story, 8,133-square-foot rectory building. Demolition permits were recently filed.


670 92nd Street

Single-Story, 6,100-Square-Foot Pre-K School Planned at 670 92nd Street, Bay Ridge

The Greek School of Plato, based in Brooklyn and headed by Vacilios K. Danas, has revived new building applications for a single-story, 6,104-square-foot facility at 670 92nd Street, in southern Bay Ridge. The plans were approved back in May. The new school building, which will be geared towards pre-kindergarten children, will contain a cafeteria, administrative offices, and classrooms. Felix Tambasco’s Brooklyn-based Sears Tambasco Architects is the architect of record. The 70-foot-wide, 4,532-square-foot property is currently occupied by a single-story building. Demolition permits were filed in April. The site is located seven blocks from the Bay Ridge-95th Street stop on the R train.


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