Community Facility

275 West 140th Street

Eight-Story, 54-Unit Mixed-Use Building Tops Out At 264 West 140th Street, Harlem

Back in October of 2015, construction was underway on the ground floor of the eight-story, 54-unit mixed-use building being developed at 275 West 140th Street, in northern Harlem. Now, Harlem+Bespoke reports the structure has topped out, and it appears façade installation is imminent. Dubbed Strivers Plaza, the 64,948-square-foot project will eventually host studio, one-, and two-bedroom rental apartments. Individual units should average 876 square feet apiece, and amenities listed in the Schedule A include recreational rooms, storage for 28 bikes, an outdoor recreational area on the second floor, refuse rooms on each floor, and a rooftop terrace on the seventh floor. An 8,024-square-foot supermarket will occupy most of the ground floor, along with a 498-square-foot community facility. Radson Development is developing and Aufgang Architects is behind the design.


142-38 37th Avenue

13-Story, 88-Unit Mixed-Use Building Under Construction at 142-38 37th Avenue, Flushing

Back in November of 2014, YIMBY revealed renderings of the planned 13-story, 88-unit mixed-use building at 142-38 37th Avenue, in downtown Flushing, located three blocks from the Main Street Station on the 7 train. The project, dubbed East West Tower, is still under development, as its developer, Long Island-based Kenny Liu, has recently submitted plans to the Attorney General’s office detailing the project’s estimated sellout. The building is being valued at $95.5 million by the developer, according to The Real Deal. The 160,122-square-foot structure will host 26,791 square feet of community facility space across the ground and second floors. That space will be split between 18 doctors offices. Residential condominium units will begin on the third floor and should average 731 square feet apiece. There will be a 142-car parking garage and a fitness center in the cellar. Maspeth-based Architects Studio is designing and construction is quietly underway.


Kingsbridge Armory

Delay In State Financing Holds Up Kingsbridge Armory’s Conversion Into Sports Complex, Kingsbridge Heights

Back in October of 2014, the Kingsbridge National Ice Center, led by Kevin Parker and Mark Messier, signed a 99-year lease with the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) to convert the vacant Kingsbridge Armory, at 29 West Kingsbridge Road in Kingsbridge Heights, into an ice sports facility. As planned, the 750,000-square-foot building, an individual landmark, will be converted to accommodate nine ice rinks, one of which will be a 5,000-seat arena, and 50,000 square feet of community facility space. Politico New York now reports the NYCEDC has extended the deadline by a month for the developer to obtain $158 million in construction financing, at which point it would turn over the lease to the developer to begin construction.


85-39 Lefferts Boulevard

Four Three-Story, Two-Unit Residential Buildings Filed At 85-39 Lefferts Boulevard, Richmond Hill

Queens-based property owner Bryan Tavarez has filed applications for four three-story, two-unit residential buildings at 85-39 – 85-47 Lefferts Boulevard, in Richmond Hill, located three blocks from the 121st Street stop on the J/Z trains. From north to south, two of the houses will measure 2,835 square feet each and will contain a single unit across the basement and the second levels with the second unit will taking up the third level. The third and fourth houses will measure 1,750 and 2,640 square feet respectively. The smaller building will have a similar layout to the buildings to the north. The larger one will feature a 293-square-foot doctors office on the first level and full-floor units on the next two floors. Fresh Meadows-based King David Architecture is the architect of record. The site is currently occupied by a two-and-a-half-story house, and demolition permits were filed in February.


1014 Banner Avenue

Six-Story, Eight-Unit Mixed-Use Building Filed At 1014 Banner Avenue, Brighton Beach

An anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC has filed applications for a six-story, eight-unit mixed-use building at 1014 Banner Avenue, in Brighton Beach, located four blocks north of the Brighton Beach stop on the B/Q trains. The new structure will measure 13,252 square feet in total and will feature a 2,140-square-foot children’s daycare on the ground and cellar levels. The residential units, many of them duplexes, will begin on the second floor and should average 1,149 square feet apiece. There will be recreational amenity space on the second floor. Douglas Pulaski’s Brooklyn-based Bricolage Designs is the architect of record. The 30-foot-wide lot is currently occupied by a single-story house. Demolition permits have not yet been filed.


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