Newburg, N.Y.-based Issac Laufer has filed applications for a seven-story, single-family residence at 200 Parkville Avenue, in southern Kensington, ninety feet in from Ocean Parkway. The building will measure an enormous 9,980 square feet, standing 80 feet to the roof, and will feature five parking spaces for automobiles in the cellar. Charles Mallea’s Williamsburg-based M Architecture is the architect of record, and a two-story house must first be demolished.
Property owner Solomon Schwimmer has filed applications for a seven-story, 45-unit residential building at 242-248 Newkirk Avenue, in southern Kensington, three blocks from the F train’s stop at 18th Avenue. The building will measure 30,065 square feet, which means units will average just 668 square feet, indicative of rentals. Rego Park-based Diego Aguilera is the architect of record. A majority of the site is vacant, but the two-story house at 248 Newkirk must first be demolished.
Property owner Hongwei Zhang, based in Little Neck, Queens, has filed applications for a three-story, two-unit residential building at 716 Ditmas Avenue, in southern Kensington, located seven blocks east of the F train. The building will total 3,173 square feet, and one unit will take up the first and second floors, while a second unit will occupy the third floor. Sugnam Chang’s Bensonhurst-based Basic Groups Corp. is the applicant of record.
BCB Property Management has acquired two four-story apartment buildings spanning 239-245 Ocean Parkway, in northern Kensington, for $10.3 million, reports the Commercial Observer. The buildings have 32 residential units, half of which are rent-stabilized. The other 16 units are vacant. The new owner plans to renovate the buildings.
Per Kensington BK, the renovation of Dome Park is underway, located at 384 Dahill Road, on the border of Kensington and Borough Park. The multi-million dollar transformation will be completed by Fall 2017, and will better utilize the space of the former park playground.