It’s been over a year the Loketch Group filed plans for a new apartment building at 803 Wyckoff Avenue in Ridgewood, right on the border with Bushwick. Now the five-story development is close to topping out between Putnam Avenue and Cornelia Street.
Brooklyn-based property owner Sal Mendolia has filed applications for a five-story, 18-unit residential building at 3-31 St. Nicholas Avenue, in Ridgewood. The project will measure 16,903 square feet with residential units averaging 681 square feet each, which indicates they will be rental apartments. Amenities include off-street parking for nine cars, storage for nine bicycles, private residential storage, laundry facilities, and a rooftop recreation space. Panagis Georgopoulos’s Flushing-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 65-foot-wide, 6,127-square-foot assemblage is partially occupied by a dilapidated single-story building. Demolition permits haven’t been filed. The Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenues stop on the M and L trains is three blocks away.
City blocks on the fringes between Queens and Brooklyn tend to be densely built out with low-rise, pre-war housing stock, leaving few empty lots for ground-up development. One such lot at 55-35 Metropolitan Avenue, which separates the neighborhoods of Ridgewood to the south and Maspeth to the north, has sat empty for more than half a century. The new rowhouse, developed by Shaoyun Chen, stands three stories tall, its plain cornice rising slightly above its neighbors. Permits list two residential units taking up 2,396 square feet of the 5,643-square-foot structure. A 1,623-square-foot retail space is located at the lower floor. Though the retail space would be the only one of its kind on the wholly-residential block, it is not out of place, given that most buildings on the other side of the street have ground level retail, as well. The building occupies 60 percent of its site, leaving space for a 35-foot yard in the rear.
Hornig Capital Partners and The Brickman Group have acquired, for $10 million, the three-story, 67,236-square-foot industrial building at 1519 Decatur Street (a.k.a. 1085 Irving Avenue), in Ridgewood, located four blocks from the Halsey Street stop on the L train. The new owners plan to convert the property into modern commercial space, according to Real Estate Weekly. It’s not known what specific commercial tenants the building will be geared to, but the space will be flexibly divisible. The gut-renovation will cost roughly $6 million and financing has already been secured. The structure was built in 1929 and contains large floor plates.
Property owner Jian Le Huang has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 1821 Grove Street, in Ridgewood, located four blocks from the Seneca Avenue stop on the M train. The structure will measure 5,000 square feet, which means its residential units should average 704 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. There will be two apartments per floor on the ground through third floors, followed by a single unit on the fourth floor. A laundry room will be located in the building. Queens-based Julien Flander is the applicant of record. The 25-foot-wide site is currently occupied by a two-story townhouse. Demolition permits were filed in January.