Property owner Jashimi Rassel, doing business as an anonymous Jamaica Estate-based company, has filed applications for a single-story, 7,447-square-foot commercial-retail building at 122-06 Merrick Boulevard, in St. Albans, Queens. It will contain retail stores. There will also be 10 off-street parking spaces. Cherico King’s Long Island City-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 12,906-square-foot property, at the corner of Merrick and Baisley boulevards, is currently occupied by a small auto repair shop. Demolition permits haven’t been filed.
Last week, Anbau Enterprises held a groundbreaking ceremony for their planned 13-story, 19-unit mixed-use project at 207 West 79th Street, on the Upper West Side. Foundation work appears to have completed, which means the ceremony likely indicates the project will soon begin its ascent skyward. The latest building permits show that the project will encompass 71,568 square feet. There will be 5,194 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, followed by 19 condominiums averaging a spacious 2,887 square feet apiece. Amenities include a fitness center, private residential storage space, laundry facilities, and storage for 10 bikes. Morris Adjmi Architects is designing the exterior and interior spaces. The project was approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission in October of 2014. The project required the LPC’s approval since it sits within the Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District. Completion is expected in 2017.
Chicago-based L3 Capital has filed applications for a two-story, 5,350-square-foot commercial-retail building at 89 North 6th Street, in Williamsburg. The project, to rise 43 feet above street level, will host 4,250 square feet of retail space across the ground and second floors. The cellar will contain accessory storage space. Midtown East-based Kenneth Park Architects is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot property is currently occupied by a four-story tenement building. Demolition permits have not been filed. The Bedford Avenue stop on the L train, expected to cease service into Manhattan for 18 months starting as early as 2019, is located two blocks away.
When YIMBY dove into the history of 101-111 Murray Street in TriBeCa earlier this summer, foundation work was underway for a planned 58-story, 157-unit residential tower. Construction on the project is now three stories above street level, as seen in photos posted to the YIMBY Forums by user rbrome. The latest building permits indicate the tower, to rise 800 feet, will encompass 479,278 square feet. The ground floor will host 2,088 square feet of retail, followed by residential units starting on the fourth floor. The apartments, condominiums, should average 2,356 square feet apiece. They will be accompanied by 20,000 square feet of luxury amenities. Fisher Brothers, Witkoff, and New Valley are the developers. Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates is the design architect while Goldstein, Hill & West Architects is serving as the executive architect. MR Architecture + Décor and Rockwell Group are designing the interiors, and Edmund Hollander Landscape Architects is designing the area around the base. Completion is expected in 2018.
A proposal to add four stories of residential space to a single-story commercial building in Queens is still on hold. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission, for the second time, declined to approve the plan for 35-64 85th Street.