Four years after the city rezoned a forgotten industrial section of West Farms, the sad stretch of properties next to the Cross Bronx Expressway is becoming a haven for affordable housing. Developer Walison Corp. has filed plans to erect an 11-story supportive housing project at 1817 West Farms Road, right next to their headquarters at 1815 West Farms Road.
Property owner Avraham Tarshish has filed applications for a three-story, 8,600 square-foot mixed-use commercial building at 1693 Flatbush Avenue, in Flatlands, six blocks from the 2 and 5 trains’ stop at Flatbush Avenue/Brooklyn College. The project will have 4,131 square feet of retail space on the ground and second floors, in addition to a 4,469 square-foot health care facility on the second and third floors. Richard Walsh’s Brooklyn-based Citiscape Consulting is the applicant of record.
New building applications have been filed for nearly 300 units of affordable housing on city-owned lots near where the elevated 3 and L trains intersect on Livonia Avenue in East New York. It turns out that these plans are Phase II of the city’s big Livonia Commons project, which will bring 791 deeply affordable units, retail and community space to a rather desolate stretch of the neighborhood.
The Yeshiva of Yisrael has filed applications for a four-story, 20,420 square-foot building at 2899 Nostrand Avenue, in Marine Park, in southern Brooklyn. It will include a house of worship, offices, classrooms, study rooms and academic laboratories, according to the Schedule A. Brooklyn-based Ronald Cagan is the applicant of record, and it appears the Yeshiva’s existing building must first be demolished.
Property owner Shahida Khan has filed applications for a seven-story, 10-unit mixed-use building at 65-27 Roosevelt Avenue, in Woodside, a stone’s throw away from the 7 train’s stop at 69th Street. The development will measure a total 10,833 square feet, and will include 1,715 square feet of ground-floor retail and 1,512 square feet of community facility on the second floor. Residential units above will average 761 square feet apiece, indicative of rentals. Flushing-based Ling Li is the architect of record, and a dilapidated two-story building must first be demolished.