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.
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.
A nonprofit that operates supportive housing wants to expand its facilities in Crown Heights, but it will have to do more work on the plan. Last Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission did not approve plans for the Institute for Community Living’s campus at 839 St. Marks Avenue, on the corner of Brooklyn Avenue in the Crown Heights North Historic District.
Back in November of 2015, construction was well underway to restore the two-story, 3,000-square-foot former New York and Long Island Coignet Stone Company Building, also known simply as the Coignet Building, an individual landmark located at 360 Third Avenue, in Gowanus. Since then, construction of the new façade has finished and new windows have been installed. DNAinfo reports the project was also recently awarded the Lucy G. Preservation Moses Award by the New York Landmarks Conversancy. Whole Foods Market restored the exterior of the building and has placed the property on the market for $5 million. It could eventually be used as retail or community facility space, although the interiors still have to be gut-renovated. BL Companies is the applicant of record and Jablonski Building Conservation aided in the design process.
This past December, the city launched a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the commercial development site at 2325 Third Avenue, in East Harlem. The plot is part of the mixed-use mega-development E125 that will turn two blocks, the ones bound by East 125th and 127th streets and Second and Third avenues, into roughly 1,000 residential units, up to 700,000 square feet of commercial space, and at least 30,000 square feet of community facilities. The Real Deal reports property owner Park-It Management is filings applications to move forward with another piece of the project at 213 East 125th Street. The existing two-story, nearly 20,000-square-foot commercial property will be expanded into a 14-story, 80-unit mixed-use building. The 96,539-square-foot structure will include 19,211 square feet of commercial-retail on the ground and second floors, and 6,212 square feet of community space on third floor. The apartment units should average 889 square feet apiece. SRA Architecture + Engineering will be designing.