A year ago, YIMBY reported on permits for a mixed-use development at the northern edge of Jamaica, on a bustling swath of Hillside Avenue upzoned by the city in 2007. Despite the rezoning, the upzoned piece of downtown Jamaica didn’t see much market-rate development until recently. But construction is beginning to pick up again in the eastern Queens neighborhood, and we have renderings for that sizable project at 148-46 Hillside Avenue in Jamaica.
Now that a judge has finalized the sale of Cobble Hill’s Long Island College Hospital to Fortis Property Group, the developer has wasted no time in filing plans for a new emergency center. New building applications surfaced on Friday for a new five-story medical building at 70 Atlantic Avenue, on the corner of Hicks Street.
The Brooklyn Academy of Music is planning to connect three Fort Greene properties with a unified single-story base, according to The New York Times.The buildings include the three-story BAM Harvey Theater at 651 Fulton Street, a vacant lot at No. 653, and the ground floor of the condominium building at 230 Ashland Place. The $25 million project will link BAM’s spaces, while creating visual art galleries and amenities, including a cafe. Construction will begin soon, and completion is scheduled for September 2017, with Mitchell Giurgola Architects designing.
In the borderlands between East New York, Brownsville and Ocean Hill, one developer is planning supportive housing on an industrial block that the city plans to rezone for residential. New building applications were filed today for a six-story development at 2414a Atlantic Avenue, between Sackman Street and East New York Avenue.
At 222 East 13th Street, in the East Village, a dilapidated & vacant four-story townhouse has begun its conversion into Bea Arthur Residence, a 18-bed supportive housing facility for homeless LGBT youth, according to EV Grieve. NYC HPD owns the property, which has gotten ULURP approvals, and opening is expected in 2016. The building will expand by 6,030 square feet, according to the DOB, and Magnusson Architecture & Planning is designing.