Bronx-based K.O. Construction Corp. has filed applications for two single-story, 4,320-square-foot commercial-retail buildings at 654 Beach Avenue and 1806 Seward Avenue, in the East Bronx’s Classon Point section. Both would rise 18 feet in height and would contain “retail stores,” according to the Schedule A. Kenneth A. Koons’s Bronx-based architectural firm is the architect of record. They would rise on a vacant 8,984-square-foot property on the corner of Seward and Beach avenues, which would be subdivided into two tax lots. The site is located roughly a mile south of the St. Lawrence Avenue stop on the 6 train.
Demolitions aren’t particularly frequent in historic districts, but it looks like another one is going to happen. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission heard a proposal to demolish the current building at 466-468 Columbus Avenue, on the Upper West Side, and replace it with a mixed-use building. While the commissioners weren’t ready to approve the proposal, the demolition aspect didn’t seem to be a stumbling block.
Extell Development has filed plans for a 13-story, mixed-use development at 501 Third Avenue, at the corner of 34th Street on the border between Kips Bay and Murray Hill.
The former flagship Toys “R” Us store closed last December, leaving vacant the three-story, 160,000-square-foot building at 1530 Broadway, located between West 44th and 45th streets in Times Square. Since then, work has been underway to…
DNA Development has acquired, for $37.2 million, the seven-story parking garage at 12 West 48th Street, located mid-block between Fifth and Sixth avenues in Midtown. The developer is planning to build an unspecified amount of boutique retail space, Real Estate Weekly reported. The 7,531-square-foot property can accommodate up to 90,372 square feet of mixed-use development as-of-right and is zoned for residential, commercial, and community facility space. If the developer follows through with a solely commercial building, up to 75,310 square feet of space can be built. New building applications haven’t been filed, although demolition permits were submitted in June. Completion is expected in early 2018.