Roslyn, N.Y.-based Bama Associates has filed applications for a two-story, 74-bed co-ed community residential facility at 118-36 Merrick Boulevard, located on the corner of 119th Avenue in St. Albans, Queens. The new building will measure 9,596 square feet. It’s unknown what exactly the facility will be used for, but indications are that it will be some form of shelter, temporary housing, or recovery program. There will be administrative offices, meeting rooms, group rooms, medical offices, and a lobby on the ground floor, followed by bedrooms and lounges on the second floor. The cellar will contain a pharmacy, a dining room, classrooms, a recreation room, and addition offices. H2M Architects + Engineers is the architect of record. An existing single-story commercial building must first be demolished.
Elmhurst-based Advanced Properties has filed applications for a four-story, 7,760-square-foot medical office building at 37-12 92nd Street, on the southern side of Jackson Heights. The project will contain 6,000 square feet of medical space for doctors’ offices across the cellar through fourth floors. There will also be two off-street parking spaces. Frank Petruso’s Great Neck, N.Y.-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 30-foot-wide, 3,000-square-foot lot is currently occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits were filed in February. The 90th Street-Elmhurst Avenue stop on the 7 train is two blocks away.
The Brearley School aims to expand its Upper East Side campus with a new 12-story building at 590 East 83rd Street, on the corner of East End Avenue.
The American Museum of Natural History, located between West 77th and 81st streets on the Upper West Side, has filed plans with the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) for their expansion project, the Wall Street Journal reported. Since the museum board approved the Studio Gang Architects-designed project late last year, the proposed expansion has grown from 218,000 square feet to 235,000 square feet. Also, the Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation — a ground-up six-story structure near 79th Street — has been altered to cut into only a quarter of an acre of Theodore Roosevelt Park, down from half an acre. Changes to the 2015 plans include reducing the number of trees removed from nine to seven, and demolishing three existing structures. Extensive reconfiguration work and upgrades to park space remain key elements of the project. In addition to the LPC, the Parks Department must also approve the project. Completion is tentatively expected in 2020.
The rebuilding of the World Trade Center took a big step forward Thursday morning. Officials unveiled the design for the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center. It was also announced that Barbra Streisand will chair the new center.