Back in November, YIMBY reported on applications for a six-story, 19-unit mixed-use building at 1780 Sheepshead Bay Road, in southern Sheepshead Bay, located four blocks from the Sheepshead Bay stop on the B/Q trains. Now, it appears those plans have been replaced with plans for a larger building, Sheepshead Bites reports. Starealty.Estate acquired the development assemblage at 1780-1784 Sheepshead Bay Road for $3.66 million last February, and now an eight-story mixed-use building is being planned. It’s expected to include commercial-retail and a community facility on the ground and second floors. Rental apartments will fill the upper six floors and the project will feature a 30-car parking garage. The corner lot is currently vacant, although two three-story buildings were filed for demolition earlier this month and are expected to be razed in the next few weeks. Construction is scheduled to begin by the summer.
Brooklyn-based Park Avenue Management has filed applications for a four-story, 6,309-square-foot mixed-use building at 1080 38th Street, in northern Borough Park, located two blocks from the 9th Avenue stop on the D train. The first two floors will contain 3,351 square feet of commercial space in the form of a warehouse and office space. The third and fourth floors will contain a 2,958-square-foot synagogue. Diego Aguilera’s Rego Park-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 20-foot-wide, 1,903-square-foot plot of land is currently occupied by a two-story, two-unit townhouse. Demolition permits were filed earlier this month.
MCC Theater has broken ground on a long-planned venue inside the 27-story, 627-unit Avalon Clinton at 515 West 52nd Street, in Hell’s Kitchen. Crain’s reports the performance facility will measure 27,000 square feet across the ground floor and a mezzanine level. The space inside the building was initially intended for a nonprofit’s use when it was built in 2004, but has remained vacant since then. In 2011, plans to build a performance facility kicked off, and the theater organization along with the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs raised $29.9 million for the project. When construction wraps up in 2018, there will be 249-seat theater and a 99-seat theater. Andrew Berman Architect is designing the theaters, which will include associated workshop, meeting, and rehearsal spaces, as well as a grand lobby and connections to the existing outdoor courtyard space. AvalonBay currently owns the property.
S.W. Management has acquired the vacant development site spanning 1179-1183 Second Avenue and 249-251 East 62nd Street, on the Upper East Side, for $64.3 million. According to Crain’s, the property lot at the corner of Second Avenue and East 62nd Street, at 253 East 62nd Street, is not included in the acquisition, although its former five-story predecessor was demolished just last year. The site that was newly acquired can accommodate 87,650 square feet of development potential as-of-right. A future building could include ground-floor retail space and residential units above. Plans for the site have not been disclosed. Sometime between 2009 and 2011, five tenement buildings ranging between three and five stories were demolished at the site.
Early last year, the Newark City Council approved plans to build a 2.5-acre park in the city’s downtown. It would connect Prudential Center to the Ironbound’s Peter Francisco Park by bridging over Newark Penn Station, but it would also serve as the centerpiece of a multi-building mixed-use development of the surrounding vacant blocks. Last week, the city of Newark struck a deal with Edison Properties and J&L Parking Corporation to development the buildings, Newark Patch reports. Details on the new buildings are sparse, but there will be a significant number of residential units, retail space, and possible office space. Construction is expected to commence later this year and completion is tentatively set for July of 2018. The Newark Community Economic Development Corporation will head the construction of the park, being designed by MKW + Associates.