Brooklyn-based IMS Development has filed applications for two three-story, two-family residential buildings at 224-230 78th Street, in Bay Ridge, located three blocks from the 77th Street stop on the R train. Each will measure 4,050 square feet, and the apartments should average a spacious 1,405 square feet apiece. In each structure, one apartment will be located on the ground floor, while the second will span the second and third levels. There will also be a total of four off-street parking spots. Sergey Mozer’s Brooklyn-based Mozer Architect Design is the architect of record. The 60-foot-wide plot was occupied by a three-story house until April.
New construction rarely comes to Bay Ridge, because the zoning is restrictive and development sites in the southern Brooklyn neighborhood are hard to come by. However, one builder managed to snag a site along the neighborhood’s commercial thoroughfare, Third Avenue. New building applications were filed last week for a six-story, mixed-use building at 9701 Third Avenue, on the corner of 97th Street.
Brooklyn-based Allied Properties has filed applications for a six-story, 59,784-square-foot school at 429 89th Street, in Bay Ridge, located three blocks south of the 86th Street stop on the R train. The school will probably be private as it wasn’t filed by the city’s School Construction Authority (NYCSCA), but it will be located right next to the five-story Public School Nos. 104 and 185 Annex, which is at 415 89th Street, and a block from Public School 264. The new building will featurea total of 29 classrooms, a gym and locker rooms, two squash courts, administration offices, a library, a theater/auditorium, and a cafeteria. The 107-foot-tall school would replace a 100-foot-wide, single-story auto body shop. Demolition permits have not yet been filed. Edward Mill’s TriBeCa-based Edward I. Mills & Associates is the architect of record.
Property owner Zhao Min Lin has filed applications for a three-story, three-unit mixed-use building at 563 66th Street, in norther Bay Ridge, located five blocks from the Bay Ridge Avenue stop on the R train. The project will measure 6,924 square feet in total, and 4,116 square feet will be used for residential space. A children’s day care will operate in the basement and three full-floor units will be stacked above, averaging a spacious 1,372 square feet apiece. Jianxiong Wang’s Chinatown-based JW Engineering Consulting is the applicant of record. An existing two-story house must first be demolished.
One of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s first triumphs in office was instituting universal pre-kindergarten across all five boroughs, and by this September, 65,500 kids were enrolled in the city’s pre-K program. Now the city’s School Construction Authority is planning for a three-story pre-kindergarten building at 359 93rd Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues in Bay Ridge.