A new proposal to the New York Landmarks Preservation Commission has come forward to expand 53 Mercer Street into the new SoHo headquarters and retail center for Dolce Vita. The design would refabricate the historic look of the three-story SoHo row house, while adding two extra flights out of pedestrian view. DXA Studio is responsible for the architecture.
DXA Studio will soon present its proposal for a new five-story residential building in Brooklyn’s Stuyvesant Heights Historic District. Located at 375 Stuyvesant Avenue, the corner lot is positioned immediately behind a historic mansion originally constructed between 1914 and 1915.
Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy doesn’t always see the best executions of infill development, but new filings for 375 Stuyvesant Avenue will hopefully provide an example for others to follow. DXA Studio applied for the permits, indicating the new building should be both innovative and attractive, and Oren Evenhar of Pinestone Greene LLC is listed as the developer. The structure will rise five floors and have 7,386 square feet of residential space, to be divided amongst seven units. With a design-minded architect and an average unit size of over 1,000 square feet, condominiums would appear likely. An existing building on the site is landmarked, though there appears to be ample room to accommodate the new structure, which has yet to be reviewed by the LPC.
Construction is now wrapping, at least on the exterior, of the six-story, 44-unit residential building under development at 50 Greenpoint Avenue, located on the corner of West Street in Greenpoint. A photo posted to the YIMBY Forums offers a glimpse of the project in its final stages, a stark difference from when YIMBY stopped by in November of 2015. The latest building permits list the project at 51,534 square feet, which means its residential units, condominiums ranging from one- to three-bedrooms, should average 1,171 square feet apiece. Amenities include a 23-car underground garage, a recreation space behind the building, and “indoor recreation rooms” on the ground floor. Oren Evenhar is the developer and Karl Fischer’s SoHo-based firm is behind the architecture. A sales office will open in September.