He Fen Zhu, doing business as an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for a five-story, five-unit mixed-use building at 132-48 41st Avenue, in downtown Flushing, two blocks away from the 7 train’s stop at Main Street. The structure will measure a total 6,864 square feet, which includes 1,368 square feet for a health care facility on the ground and cellar levels. On the floors above, residential units will average 1,100 square feet apiece. James Cheng’s Flushing-based Urban Architectural Design is the applicant of record, and the site’s two-story predecessor was demolished last month.
Staten Island-based Mzx Group Inc. has filed applications for a seven-story, 13,182 square-foot ambulatory, diagnostic and healthcare treatment facility at 867 53rd Street, in eastern Sunset Park, located nine blocks north of the N train’s stop at 8th Avenue. The project appears to have taken advantage of bonus FAR available because it is a community facility. Hui Zeng’s Queens-based ABC Engineering is the applicant of record, and permits were filed in October to demolish an existing two-story, two-unit brick apartment.
Board members have approved and revealed renderings for the 218,000 square-foot expansion and overhaul of the American Museum of Natural History, located on the Upper West Side between West 77th and 81st Streets, the New York Times reports. The expansion includes the planned six-story-tall Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation, which will be designed by Jeanne Gang, of Studio Gang Architects. The overhaul includes significant reconfigurations of 10 existing buildings and upgrades to the park surrounding the museum. The plan, which must be approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission, is expected to take roughly 18 months, with opening planned by early 2020.
A KFC franchise will likely bite the dust at the corner of Bushwick and Myrtle Avenues in Bushwick to make way for a six-story, mixed-use building. New building applications have been filed to erect a combination of apartments, retail and community facilities at 668 Bushwick Avenue.
The northwestern Bronx neighborhood of Kingsbridge Heights is crowded with prewar apartment buildings, but every once in a while, a developer snags a small vacant lot in the hilly area west of Fordham University. Last week, new building applications were filed for a six-story residential building with a community facility at 2661 Kingsbridge Terrace, on a through-block lot stretching from Heath Avenue to Kingsbridge Terrace.