Back in December of 2015, Esplanade of White Plains Venture Partnership proposed converting The Esplanade – the 15-story, 120-unit senior-exclusive residential building – at 95 South Broadway, in White Plains, into 212 unrestricted market-rate rental apartments. Now, the property owners have received approval from the White Plains Common Council, Westfair reports. The apartments will come in studio, one-, and two-bedroom configurations. The 251,000-square-foot building will also feature 9,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space, and an additional 9,000 square feet of medical offices. Sullivan Architecture is designing the conversion. Construction is expected to begin in 2017, with work lasting between 15 and 18 months, which means completion should happen in 2018 or 2019. There are 16 people still residing in the building.
Long Island-based Lion State Management has filed applications for a four-story, 13,047-square-foot multi-use commercial building at 944 Home Street, in the Bronx’s Longwood neighborhood, located a block from the Freeman Street stop on the 2/5 trains. The ground and second floors will host 5,349 square feet of retail space, while the third and fourth floors will contain 5,023 square feet of community facility space, which will be used for medical offices. Suk Hwan Kim’s Flushing-based Design Group In H&K is the architect of record. The 2,675-square-foot site, at the corner of Southern Boulevard, is currently vacant.
Brooklyn-based Abraham Wieder has filed applications for a six-story, eight-unit mixed-use building at 5601 13th Avenue, located on the corner of 56th Street in southern Borough Park, two blocks from the 55th Street stop on the D train. The structure will encompass 18,366 square feet, with 2,352 square feet to be used for retail space on the ground floor. An additional 2,962 square feet on the second floor will be for a community facility, and the residential units on floors three through six should average 1,116 square feet apiece, indicative of family-sized apartments. Brooklyn-based Asher Hershkowitz is the architect of record. Demolition permits were filed in February for the site’s existing two-story brick house.
Brooklyn-based Waterfront Property Management has filed applications for a five-story, 12-unit mixed-use building at 597 Marcy Avenue, in northern Bedford-Stuyvesant, located two blocks from the Myrtle-Willoughby Avs. stop on the G train. The structure will encompass 17,888 square feet, and will include 3,150 square feet of ground-floor retail space. There will also be 3,400 square feet of doctors’ offices on the second floor. The residential units will be located on the third through fifth floors, averaging 889 square feet apiece. Amenities include 3,454 square feet of recreational space in the cellar, in addition to storage space for 12 bicycles. Maspeth-based Genaro R. Urueta is the architect of record. Demolition permits were filed in 2014 to remove the existing single-story building.
The Mount Calvary United Holy Church at 482 Grand Avenue – in southern Clinton Hill, located two blocks from Clinton-Washington Avenues stop on the A/C trains – has filed applications to add two stories of apartments atop their 1,893-square-foot church, and to build a new four-story, eight-unit residential building on the vacant lot at 480 Grand Avenue. There will be four 751 square-foot apartments in the expansion above the church. The ground-up building will measure 5,708 square feet, with units measuring an average 713 square feet apiece. Bahram Tehrani’s Jamaica-based BTE Design Services is the architect of record.