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Rendering of 300 Ashland Place. Credit: Ten Arquitectos

NYC’s First Whole Foods Market 365 Opening in January at 300 Ashland Place, Fort Greene, Brooklyn

The completion of Two Trees’ tower at 300 Ashland Place has opened several opportunities for new retail in the neighborhood, and within the new storefronts, New York City’s first Whole Foods Market 365 is expected to open on Wednesday, January 31st. The grocery store is an offshoot of its parent company, and will feature cheaper prices with competitive selections marketed towards budget-conscious families, students, and commuters. The location is officially Fort Greene, Brooklyn, but it sits very close to Downtown Brooklyn.

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1508 Coney Island Avenue, via Google Maps

SHoP Architects Designing Mixed-Use Building at 1508 Coney Island Avenue, Midwood, Brooklyn

SHoP Architects has submitted applications for a major new project at 1508 Coney Island Avenue, in Midwood, Brooklyn. The 10-story mixed-use high-rise will be situated on the major commercial thoroughfare of the area. Eight blocks away is the Avenue M Subway Station, serviced by the Q trains. It should be noted that the project is not close the Coney Island beach boardwalk, which is over four miles away.

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Rendering of 1755 Watson Avenue. Via Azimuth Development Group.

Permits Filed after Rezoning for 1755 Watson Avenue, Soundview, The Bronx

Permits have been filed for a 312,880 square foot mixed-use building at 1755 Watson Avenue in Soundview, Bronx. The project was made possible after the site was rezoned from R5 to R7A. R5 zoning allows for a floor area ration (FAR) development of 1.25, which would typically produce a three or four-story attached house. R7A zoning allows for 4.0 FAR, and a maximum height limit of 85 feet, the exact height of this new building. Azimuth Development Group is responsible for the development.

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