While developments from Downtown Brooklyn to Hudson Yards are transforming skylines and making headlines, smaller scale projects are also capable of altering neighborhood paradigms. Along Queens Boulevard, in the borderlands of Woodside and Sunnyside, this is now the case, and new buildings are changing a former no-mans-land into an increasingly popular neighborhood.
Earlier this year, YIMBY reported on applications for a four-story, five-unit residential building at 428 St. Marks Place, in St. George on Staten Island, and now the developer is demolishing the site’s dilapidated 2.5-story wood-frame structure, DNAinfo reports. Developer Anthony Guglieri is currently taking the project through ULURP and plans to begin actual construction in 2016. The project will measure 4,675 square feet in total, and units will be condos, averaging 853 square feet each. A 410 square-foot retail unit will take up the ground floor. Frank Martarella’s Staten Island-based Think Design Architecture is the architect of record.
Back in September, renderings surfaced of a Morris Adjmi-designed eight-story, six-unit mixed-use building at 258-260 Bowery, in Nolita, and now Premier Equities has acquired the development site for $10 million, according to Commercial Observer, in a deal brokered by RKF. The planned development will total 23,500 square feet, and retail space, totaling 6,610 square feet, will span the cellar through second floors. The upper floors will house condominiums. Residential square footage hasn’t been announced or filed. So, unit sizes aren’t yet available. Demolition began over the summer on the site’s former three-story building.
Ezra Unger has filed applications for a seven-story, 19-unit mixed-use building at 415 Marcy Avenue, in southern Williamsburg, three blocks north of the G train’s stop at Flushing Avenue. The building will measure 18,583 square feet in total. That includes 2,025 square feet of retail on the ground floor. Residential units above will average 871 square feet apiece. Diego Aguilera Architects, based in Rego Park, is the architect of record, and an existing single-story brick building must first be demolished.
SoHo’s One Vandam topped out over a year ago, but now looks like a building nearing the finish line. Quinlan Development’s 160-foot-tall mixed-use building has cladding on its façade, as seen in photos posted by Tectonic. The building will 25 residential units spread across 60,642 square feet, making for a spacious average size of about 2,425 square feet. The 14-story building will also have 8,640 square feet of commercial space. BKSK Architects designed the building.