Back in August, Blesso Properties purchased the Lincoln Savings Bank building at 525-545 Broadway, in southern Williamsburg, and now the developer has filed applications to expand the 60,300 square-foot building by six stories and 38,000 square feet. The expanded building will have 53,403 square feet of commercial space, which will comprise both office and retail, in addition to a 6,212 square-foot day care on the ground floor. The project also includes 36 residential units, beginning on the fifth floor and averaging 1,075 square feet apiece. Garrison Architects is the architect of record.
Developer Kenny Liu has filed applications for a seven-story, 50-unit mixed-use building at 97-41 – 97-49 63rd Drive, in Rego Park, two blocks from the 63rd Drive/Rego Park stop on the M and R trains. The building will measure 53,209 square feet, which includes 11,929 square feet of health care facilities on the ground and second floor. The residential units will be condominiums and average 825 square feet apiece; two units will feature a eighth-floor penthouse. Angelo Ng + Anthony Ng Architects Studio is the architect of record, and permits were filed this past August to demolish five residential buildings.
Earlier this week, we posted photos of work at 217 West 57th Street as viewed from the street level, and now we have a fresh set of overhead shots from reader Andrew McKeon, featuring both 220 Central Park South and 217 West 57th Street. And when comparing with the last set of similar shots from February, progress has been very significant.
On a 1,040 square-foot vacant lot in northern Williamsburg, GB Properties plans to build a three-story, two-unit mixed-use building measuring just 5,202 square feet. The piece of land is at 291 North 8th Street, two blocks north of the G train’s stop at Metropolitan Avenue, and the building will feature 3,131 square feet of retail space on the ground and cellar levels. Above, full-floor units will average 1,040 square feet apiece. Robert Bahary’s Great Neck-based Bahary Architecture is designing.
Michael Gross, operating as an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, single-residence mixed-use building at 1519 52nd Street, in southern Borough Park, between 15th and 16th Avenues. The entire building will measure 9,979 square feet, and includes a 1,955 square-foot religious facility in the basement level. The upper three levels will encompass an 8,024 square-foot home. Kenneth Thomas is the applicant of record, and a 2.5-story structure must first be demolished.