Brooklyn-based Basic Group Consulting has been filing applications since April of 2015 for a four-story, four-unit mixed-use building at 2359 Stillwell Avenue, in southern Gravesend, located directly beneath the Bay 50th Street stop on the D train. The new building will encompass 7,010 square feet and will feature a 917-square-foot ground-floor unit. There will be one residential unit per floor (or three full-floor units), and the family-sized apartments should average a spacious 1,017 square feet apiece. Sugnam Chang’s Brooklyn-based Basic Groups Corp. is the applicant of record. The 40-foot-wide, 4,000-square-foot property is currently occupied by a two-story residential building. Demolition permits were filed to remove it back in November.
Developer Phipps Houses hopes to rezone an industrial area just south of Sunnyside Yards in Queens, in order to build a large affordable rental building. We came across initial renderings and new details for the 10-story building in zoning documents, which were posted before Phipps pitched their project to the City Planning Commission on Monday.
Back in May of 2014, YIMBY reported on plans for a multi-building residential development on the block bound by West 52nd and 53rd streets and Tenth and Eleventh avenues, in Hell’s Kitchen. At the time, the 12-story, 96-unit affordable residential building at 535 West 52nd Street, dubbed The Park Clinton, was the only one completed. Then in May of 2015, the developers secured $200 million in construction financing for another phase of the project, which consists of a 24-story building at 526 West 53rd Street connected to a 16-story building at 525 West 52nd Street. That block-thru portion will encompass 392 additional residential units and is currently 15- and 14-stories above street level, respectively.
Construction is finally wrapping up on a long-stalled four-story, mixed-use building at 19-80 Steinway Street (a.k.a. 19-73 38th Street), in the Ditmars-Steinway section of northern Astoria. DNAinfo reports all of the project’s 83 residential units will rent at below-market rates. The building is dubbed Steinway Estates and its apartments will come in studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom configurations. The ground-floor will contain 17,785 square feet of retail space, 2,400 square feet of medical office space, and a 219-car parking garage. Amenities include 12,000 square feet of storage space, a fitness center, and a laundry in the cellar, in addition to a rooftop terrace. Queens-based Gerald J. Caliendo Architect is the architect of record. Bronx-based Steve Zervoudis is listed as the property owner, and occupancy can probably be expected later this year.
Back in April of 2014, YIMBY reported on plans for a nine-story, five-unit mixed-use building at 8 West 70th Street, on the Upper West Side. In December of that same year, the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) approved the demolition of the site’s former four-story structure, as the site is located within the Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District. Congregation Shearith Israel is now set to begin excavation imminently on the 55,027-square-foot project, the Wall Street Journal reports. The below-grade levels through the fourth floor will contain 20,013 square feet space for the religious institution, featuring classrooms, offices, a banquet hall, a library, and connections to the existing synagogue. The remainder of the building will contain full-floor condominium units. PBDW Architects is behind the design. The Board of Standards and Appeals granted a height variance for the project in 2008.