The Brooklyn Baptist Chinese Church, doing business as Siloam Ministries Inc., has filed applications for a new six-story, 11,512 square-foot church facility at 913 45th Street, in Sunset Park, located two blocks west of the Fort Hamilton Parkway stop on the D train. The building would contain a house of worship on the ground floor, a dining hall and kitchen in the cellar, and five floors of accessory office space. Shiming Tam’s Brooklyn-based architecture firm is the applicant of record. An existing two-story brick building must first be demolished.
In December, the 12-story, 48-unit mixed-use building under construction at 285 West 110th Street (a.k.a. 2040 Frederick Douglass Boulevard), in Harlem, was nine stories in height. Today, the structure is topped out, Harlem+Bespoke reports. The building will boast a variety of unit configurations and 10 of the condos will be sold at below market rates. Retail and community facility space will also be located on the cellar, ground, and second floors. Artimus Construction is the developer the building, which is dubbed Circa Central Park, and FXFOWLE Architects is designing it. Completion is slated for 2017.
Just before New Year’s Eve, the Salvation Army filed plans for 11 stories of affordable senior housing and community facilities at the corner of East 125th Street and Third Avenue in East Harlem.
Red Hook was severely damaged by flooding during Hurricane Sandy in 2012, and few residential developers have been willing to touch the transit-starved Brooklyn neighborhood. But commercial projects are alive and well among the 19th century warehouses, from Est4te Four’s big office complex to a factory-to-office conversion on Van Brunt Street. Now new building applications have surfaced for a five-story hotel at 411 Van Brunt Street, only a block from the waterfront.
If you’ve gone up the West Side Highway in Manhattan or up Port Imperial Boulevard in New Jersey, you’ve probably noticed the Durst Organization-developed Bjarke Ingels Group-designed Via tetrahedron. Not only is it visually striking, there has been a fair amount of press coverage. Additionally, its next-door neighbor, the high-rise Helena has been there for a decade now. But they are not the only Durst developments on the block bounded by Eleventh Avenue, West 57th Street, Twelfth Avenue, and West 58th Street.