The Beach 21st Street project, a 226,000-square-foot mixed-use building, will soon break ground as part of the city’s Downtown Far Rockaway Rezoning and Roadmap for Action. The long-running initiative was conceived by Mayor Bill de Blasio to encourage new retail, housing, and investment opportunities in southeastern Queens.
Urban Architectural Initiatives
Permits have been filed for a nine-story mixed-use building at 778 Myrtle Avenue in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. Located between Nostrand Avenue and Marcy Avenue, the lot is near the Flushing Avenue subway station, serviced by the G train. New York City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for a seven-story residential building at 1210 Simpson Street in Crotona Park East, The Bronx. Located between Home Street and Freeman Street, the lot is one block west of the Freeman Street subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. St. Peter’s Deliverance Ministries is listed as the owner behind the applications. According to the permit, the development appears to be a collaboration with national homelessness nonprofit Help USA.
In an exciting announcement from the Office of Governor Cuomo, the state has awarded development rights and construction funding for four new housing projects that will collectively create more than 2,700 affordable-supportive residential units. Herkimer Gardens, located at 483 Herkimer Street in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, is one of the projects to receive funding and approvals from the Governor’s $1.4 billion “Vital Brooklyn” housing initiative.
Permits have been filed for a six-story mixed-use building at 410 Warwick Street in East New York, Brooklyn. Located between Glenmore Avenue and Pitkin Avenue, the property is also addressed as 2337 Pitkin Avenue. The development is five blocks to the east of the Van Siclen Avenue subway station, serviced by the A and C trains. Concern for the Independent Living is listed as the owner behind the applications.