Pelham, N.Y.-based MacQuesten Development is proposing to build a 20-story, 205-unit mixed-use building at 22 South West Street, in the West Mount Vernon section of Mount Vernon. That’s in southern Westchester County, a few blocks north of the Bronx border. The proposed tower would include a mix of below market-rate and market-rate rental apartments, in addition to 5,000 square feet of retail space, Westfair reported. Dallas-based Humphreys & Partners Urban Architecture is behind the design. The tower requires the property to be rezoned. The Mount Vernon City Council is currently debating the rezoning a 46-acre industrial section of the city within which the property falls. If the rezoning passes, the developer hopes to get the project itself approved and begin excavation later this year. A gas station has been removed from the site and remediation work is complete. The tower would be located right next to Metro-North Railroad’s Mt. Vernon West station.
Property owner Ronny Shmoel, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for a two-story, 5,006-square-foot mixed-use commercial building at 1625 McDonald Avenue, in Midwood. The ground floor of the project will host commercial-retail and warehouse space and the second floor will house offices. The ground floor will also feature a seven-car parking garage. Gabriel Gingishvili’s Brooklyn-based MGM Creations is the architect of record. The 46-foot-wide, 5,377-square-foot property is currently occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits have not been filed. The Avenue N stop on the F train is located a block to the north.
BFC Partners is in contract to purchase the 53,922-square-foot vacant lot at 475 Bay Street, in Stapleton, for $4 million, Commercial Observer reported. That’s on Staten Island’s North Shore. As YIMBY reported in 2014, the developer is planning to build an eight-story, 214-unit mixed-use building at the site. Buildings applications call for a project of 183,000 square feet, where 12,500 square feet would be for ground-floor retail space. The apartments, averaging 750 square feet apiece, would be rentals ranging from studios to three-bedrooms. Many of the them would also rent at below-market rates. An exact figure wasn’t given for how many, but BFC would be required to designate 25 percent of the units to affordable housing. The site is located on the southern end of a potentially rezoned 14-block corridor of Bay Street. In fact, the project relies on the rezoning to move forward. Pending the rezoning, BFC hopes to break ground in 2017. Edelman Sultan Knox Wood Architects is the architect of record. The neighborhood’s Staten Island Railway station is three blocks to the south.
Queens Village-based Atari Realty has filed applications for a six-story, 10-unit mixed-use building at 1448 Fulton Street, in southern Bedford-Stuyvesant. The structure will measure 9,663 square feet. It will include 1,633 square feet of ground-floor retail space, followed by two units per floor on the second through sixth floors. They should average 640 square feet apiece, which means rental apartments are surely in the works. Amenities include an “indoor recreational room” and storage for bikes in the cellar. Gerald J. Caliendo’s Briarwood-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 20-foot-wide, 2,000-square-foot lot is currently occupied by a single-story garage. Demolition permits haven’t been filed. The Kingston-Throops Avenues stop on the C train is located on the same block.
Construction is wrapping up on the exterior of the 51-story, 585-unit mixed-use project under development at 250 Ashland Place, in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. That’s at the corner of Fulton Street in the BAM Cultural District. The progress can be seen in photos supplied to YIMBY by photographer Tectonic.