In May of 2015, YIMBY reported on applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential project at 797 Sterling Place, in eastern Crown Heights. The developer, Ari Kirschrnbaum, however, has since filed permits for a larger building. The new filings call for a six-story, eight-unit mixed-use structure measuring 13,292 square feet in total. A 1,706 square-foot children’s day care is now planned on the ground and cellar levels. The residential units will begin on the second floor and should average 1,034 square feet apiece, which means small condos may be in the works. Suresh Manchanda’s Flushing-based L&C Associates is the applicant of record. The site is located within a five-block radius of the 2, 3, 4, 5, and Franklin Avenue Shuttle (S) trains.
In mid-2014, YIMBY reported on applications for a 13-story, 24-unit mixed-use building at 32-06 Astoria Boulevard, in central Astoria, located a stone’s throw away from the N/Q trains’ stop on the same street. Lambros Houliaras, head of Astoria-based Double T Corp., recently scaled down the project and is now planning a six-story, 27-unit building. The 26,016 square-foot structure would include 4,273 and 743 square feet of retail and medical offices, respectively, on the ground floor. Beginning on the second floor, residential units would average a rental-sized 778 square feet apiece. The building will feature a rooftop terrace, and Long Island-based Constantine Efstathiou is the architect of record.
Back in 2014, YIMBY reported on applications for an 11-story, 22-unit mixed-use building at 101 Morningside Avenue, in Harlem between West 123rd and 124th Streets. Then earlier this year, Azimuth Development Group landed a $20 million construction loan for the project. Per Harlem+Bespoke, an on-site rendering has been posted of the 44,062 square-foot building, which is being designed by Aufgang Architects. The residential units will average 1,650 square feet apiece and will be condominiums. On the cellar and ground levels, St. Luke Baptist Church will occupy 7,761 square feet of space. The vacant four-story building at 101 Morningside still has to be demolished. Two old townhouses at 369-371 West 123rd Street were demolished this past year, although the building at no. 373 will remain untouched. Completion is expected in late 2017.
The Archdiocese of New York, in consultation with the NYPD’s Counterterrorism Bureau, has determined that there is the need to provide additional security for Cardinal Timothy Dolan. To accomplish that, they want to build a private garage for the archbishop. That means cutting into St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the proposal on Tuesday.
The New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is allowing an undisclosed developer to redevelop the currently vacant, 138,000 square-foot Bedford-Union Armory property at 1555 Bedford Avenue, in western Crown Heights. According to DNAinfo, the former military facility will be transformed into residential units and a recreational facility. The domed portion of the facility will be home to a soccer field, three basketball courts, and a swimming poll, and will be operated by CAMBA. Along President Street, 13 townhouse units will be carved out of the building. The armory is low-rise in nature on its southern street front. Finally, a mixed-income residential building will be built from the ground up on the site’s eastern end. The entire project must pass through ULURP.