Property owner Tiffany Tam, doing business as Staten Island-based Golden Stone Enterprise, has filed applications for a three-story, 6,000-square-foot multi-use commercial building at 1374 65th Street, in northern Dyker Heights, located four blocks from subway stops on the D and N trains. The ground floor of the new building will be entirely retail, the second floor will contain a children’s daycare center, and the third floor will have medical offices. Robert Palermo’s Brooklyn-based Corporate Design of America is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide plot of land is currently occupied by a two-story brick house. Demolition permits have not yet been filed to knock it down.
The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) has launched a Request for Proposals (RFP) for two city-owned development sites adjacent to each other, which total 4.5 acres, at 5-40 44th Drive and 4-99 44th Drive. Politico New York reports that the city is looking for developers to build “at least 300,000 square feet of commercial office or light manufacturing space, up to 1,000 apartments, a school, and a small park.” The site is currently located in a manufacturing district but would be rezoned for a mixed-use project. It currently consists of a single-story Department of Transportation facility, a surface parking lot, and a restaurant (which has a lease that expires in 2017). Proposals are due by May 26, 2016.
Very few new manufacturing buildings have risen in the low-slung area around the Gowanus Canal, but one developer is turning the tide with plans for a 13-story industrial project at 148 Third Street, between the Third Street Bridge and the canal.
Property owner Alex Finkelshteyn, doing business as anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for a seven-story, 43,250-square-foot multi-use commercial building at 1932 Coney Island Avenue, in Midwood, located on the corner of Avenue P. The ground floor will contain 4,920 square feet of retail space and the rest of the building will have 33,410 square feet of community facility space, which could operate in the form of medical offices or facilities, non-profit offices, educational or day-care uses, or religious organizations. The exact use is not specified in permits, but the new building will have valet parking for 38 automobiles. Robert Palermo’s Brooklyn-based Corporate Design of America is the architect of record. Demolition permits were filed this past January to remove an existing gas station.
Back in April of 2012, YIMBY reported on applications for a new 25-story hotel at 414 West 15th Street, in Chelsea, and since then the hotel plans underwent revision and were revealed in multiple posts. But the hotel never came to fruition and now the site’s developers – the Boston-based Rockpoint Group, Highgate Holdings, and its property owner, Meilman Family Real Estate – are planning an 18-story, 130,000-square-foot office building, Crain’s reports. The structure will stand 270 feet above street level, and according to the latest filings with the Department of Buildings, there will be 108,469 square feet of commercial space. It will include retail space on the ground and cellar levels, and the rest of the property will be leased as office space. Rockpoint’s adjacent expansion project at 430 West 15th Street, which was recently completed and boasts a total 85,000 square feet of office/retail space, will connect to the new building. CetraRuddy Architecture is designing the office plans. Technically, the foundation has already been poured.