The New York City School Construction Authority (SCA) has filed for yet another public school project, this time at 278 59th Street, located on the corner of Third Avenue in southern Sunset Park. The five-story school, called P.S. 746-K, will measure 98,240 square feet and stand 74 feet above street level. It will feature offices and classrooms throughout all five floors. The cafeteria will be located in the cellar, while the library, auditorium, and gymnasium will be on the ground floor. Another library will be on the fifth floor, and a playground will be adjacent to the building outside. An architect wasn’t listed on the application. The 47,000-square-foot assemblage is currently vacant. YIMBY has reported on four public school projects filed by the SCA within the past week.
Zhen Wei Guo has filed applications for a four-story, two-unit mixed-use building at 750 52nd Street, in Sunset Park. The project will measure 3,985 square feet and will include 1,239 square feet of medical offices on the ground and cellar levels. On the floors above, there will be one residential unit on the second floor, followed by another unit across the third and fourth floors. The units should average a spacious 1,373 square feet apiece, indicative of family-sized apartments. Ying H. Li’s Brooklyn-based City Building NY Architect is the architect of record. The 20-foot-wide, 2,003-square-foot lot is currently occupied by a two-story townhouse. Demolition permits have not been filed. The site is located four blocks from the 53rd Street stop on the R train.
Builders aiming to cater to the growing number of Chinese families in eastern Sunset Park have started looking for ways to redevelop its aging brick townhouses and squat walk-up apartment buildings. One such project emerged from the Department of Buildings filings yesterday. Longtime owner William Chou hopes to build an eight-story, mixed-use building at 816 58th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues.
In January, developer Yosef Streicher disclosed preliminary plans to redevelop the long-vacant, three-story 68th Police Precinct Station House and Stable, an individual landmark at 4302 Fourth Avenue, located on the corner of 43rd Street in Sunset Park. The plan was for some sort of community facility, a café, and roughly 10 residential units. The New York City School Construction Authority (SCA) has since struck a deal with the developer to transform the property into an over 300-student public school, the Brooklyn Paper reported, which means the original plans are out the window. The SCA also disclosed the possibility and likelihood that the buildings could be demolished. Since the structures are an individual landmarks, that means the Landmarks Preservation Commission would have to approve its demolition (a highly unlikely event). The city could automatically demolish the landmark if the structures are deemed hazardous.
Back in 2014, the Brooklyn Public Library floated the idea of redeveloping its Sunset Park branch – at 5108 Fourth Avenue, located on the corner of 51st Street – into a mixed-use building with a new library and affordable residential units. Now, the Brooklyn Public Library and non-profit developer Fifth Avenue Committee are planning to move forward with an eight-story, 49-unit mixed-use project, DNAinfo reports. The team is expected to begin the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) within the coming weeks. If approved, the building would feature a 21,000-square-foot library. The current single-story, 12,200-square-foot branch, which is in need of repairs, would be demolished. Fifth Avenue Committee would acquire the property from the city to develop the project.