Seven months after the City Planning Commission opened up public review for the East New York rezoning, the City Council has voted to approve the controversial plan to redevelop the Brooklyn neighborhood.
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Bronx-based property owner Himat Singh has filed applications for two four-story, eight-unit residential buildings at 643-647 Sheffield Avenue, in the New Lots section of East New York, located three blocks south of the Pennsylvania Av station on the 4 train. Each building will measure 7,571 square feet, and, across both buildings, the residential units should average 749 square feet apiece. Amenities include private storage space and a laundry in the cellar. Pirooz Soltanizadeh’s Jamaica-based Royal Engineering is the applicant of record. The 60-foot-wide lot is currently occupied by a two-and-a-half-story wood-frame house. Demolition permits were filed for it last October.
Long Island-based property owner Genara Gonzalez has filed applications for a four-story, six-unit mixed-use building at 842 Liberty Avenue, in northern East New York, located three blocks south of the Norwood Avenue stop on the J/Z trains. As proposed, the new building would measure just 3,203 square feet and include a 953 square-foot doctors office on the ground floor. The residential units would be extremely small, averaging 375 square feet apiece. But those plans could soon be replaced with a larger building, thanks to the proposed East New York rezoning. If approved, the site could accommodate a maximum of 3,600 square feet of commercial space and 5,400 square feet of residential space in the form of a four- to six-story building. Yonkers, N.Y.-based Leder-Luis Architectural Design is the architect of record. The 20-foot-wide lot is vacant.
Brooklyn-based property owner Yanes Gertrudis has filed applications for a small, two-story manufacturing building at 169 Williams Avenue, in northern East New York, located in the manufacturing district southeast of the Broadway Junction transportation hub. The 34-foot-tall building will measure 4,806 square feet in total. There will be 2,612 square feet of manufacturing space on the ground floor, and 2,000 square feet of office space on a mezzanine level and the second floor. Ross William’s Brooklyn-based W.D. Ross P.C. is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500 square-foot parcel is currently vacant.
There were five landmarks designated in Brooklyn in 2015 and now the borough has its first of 2016. The East New York Savings Bank, Parkway Branch building at 1117 Eastern Parkway (a.k.a. 1123A Eastern Parkway) was designated an individual landmark by the Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday.