Construction is wrapping up on a 14-story, 159-unit mixed-use building at 203 Gramatan Avenue, in downtown Mount Vernon. That’s in southern Westchester County. It’s been dubbed La Port Apartments. All of the units, which range from studios to two-bedrooms, will be rented at below-market rates as affordable workforce housing, Westfair reported. Amenities include a fitness center, a children’s playroom, a media room, a lounge with a pantry, and a 4,000-square-foot rooftop deck. The base of the building will also host 20,000 square feet of retail space, of which Dollar Tree has already leased half. Atlantic Development Group, headed by Peter Fine, and Kenwood Equities are the developers, and GF55 Partners is the architect. After nine years in the development process, completion is expected in the next few months. Peter Fine is also planning a market-rate residential project next to La Porta Apartments, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Leroy D. Blake, doing business as an anonymous Corona-based LLC, has filed applications for five mixed-use, multi-family buildings at 43-06 102nd Street and 101-16 – 101-20 43rd Avenue, in North Corona. Two of the buildings will rise three stories and contain three apartments, while another two will stand four stories and contain four apartments. New building permits indicate there will be a fifth building, but it hasn’t been individually filed yet. Of the filed structures, they will measure between 3,971 square feet and 4,508 square feet each. There will be 11,855 square feet of residential space and 3,469 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The apartments will likely be rentals and amenities include a “recreational room” and two off-street parking spots. Michael Mastrogiacomo’s Queens-based engineering firm is the applicant of record. The 7,725-square-foot corner lot is currently occupied by an auto repair business. Demolition permits were filed in June. The 103rd Street-Corona Plaza stop on the 7 train is four blocks away.
Yosef Streicher, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for a five-story, 20,421-square-foot mixed-use commercial building at 5501 New Utrecht Avenue, in the heart of Borough Park. The ground floor will host 3,200 square feet of retail space, followed by a 171-child daycare center on the second and third floors, and medical offices on the fourth and fifth floors. Charles Mallea’s Brooklyn-based M Architecture is the architect of record. The irregularly-shaped, 3,351-square-foot lot, at the corner of 55th Street, is currently occupied by a single-story commercial building. Demolition permits haven’t yet been filed. The site is located directly below the 55th Street stop on the D train.
Construction is wrapping up on the eight-story, 16-unit mixed-use building under development at 596 Washington Avenue (a.k.a. 863 Atlantic Avenue), in southern Clinton Hill. The structure measures 13,103 square feet. It will host 1,165 square feet of ground-floor retail space, followed by seven floors of rental apartments above. The apartments should average 727 square feet apiece, and some of them will be duplexes. Amenities include laundry facilities, storage for bikes, and a common rooftop recreational area, and all of the apartments feature some form of private outdoor space. Jacob Shwimmer’s CGS Builders is the developer and Christopher Dierig’s Midtown South-based S3 Architecture is the behind the design. Occupancy can probably be expected in the next few months. The project has largely escaped the media’s spotlight and has risen quietly since crews broke ground back in October of 2014.
Pelham, N.Y.-based MacQuesten Development is proposing to build a 20-story, 205-unit mixed-use building at 22 South West Street, in the West Mount Vernon section of Mount Vernon. That’s in southern Westchester County, a few blocks north of the Bronx border. The proposed tower would include a mix of below market-rate and market-rate rental apartments, in addition to 5,000 square feet of retail space, Westfair reported. Dallas-based Humphreys & Partners Urban Architecture is behind the design. The tower requires the property to be rezoned. The Mount Vernon City Council is currently debating the rezoning a 46-acre industrial section of the city within which the property falls. If the rezoning passes, the developer hopes to get the project itself approved and begin excavation later this year. A gas station has been removed from the site and remediation work is complete. The tower would be located right next to Metro-North Railroad’s Mt. Vernon West station.