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A seven-story, 64-unit building will replace a dilapidated one-story garage at 658 Broadway in east Williamsburg — part of the contested Broadway Triangle area. The Real Deal spotted new building applications for the 93,000-square-foot project, and said it’s one of the 10 largest projects in New York City filed in November.

The development will have 20,000 square feet of community space, including a medical office on the second floor, and 18,000 square feet of commercial space. There will also be a subterranean garage with 89 parking spots, according to Schedule A filings.

Charles Mallea is the architect of record, and the developer is Chaim Fuchs, said the Real Deal. An LLC paid $1,500,000 for the 6,200-square-foot lot in 2010, according to public records. The property takes up half the block and sits on the corner of Bartlett Street between Gerry and Bartlett. An alternate address for the lot is 89 Bartlett. Demolition permits haven’t been filed yet.

The Top 10 Real Estate Projects Coming to NYC [TRD] GMAP
Photo by Christopher Bride for PropertyShark

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AB Architekten, not Karl Fischer, will design the mixed-use luxury building that will replace Clinton Hill’s White Castle drive-in at 531 Myrtle Avenue. We received the first renderings of the planned development, above and after the jump, from TerraCRG, which is marketing the retail space.

In September a family trust sold the property to an LLC for $4,500,000, according to public records. Developer Greystone & Co. has replaced Simon Dushinsky of the Rabsky Group, according to an item published in the Myrtle Avenue Partnership’s blog last week. Construction is expected to start in January.

Although no new building applications have been filed since we last looked at the property, the plans for the building described by TerraCRG sound as if they have not changed substantially. There will be 27 luxury apartments in the building with stores below. (No word yet on whether they will be condos or rentals.) The retail space on the ground floor will measure about 6,000 square feet with 14-foot ceilings and can be divided and built to suit, said TerraCRG. It will be ready for occupancy in early 2016.

“We expect to attract banks, food and beverage, pharmacies, and other uses targeting students and young families,” a spokeswoman told us. The development is across the street from Pratt, and the corner of Myrtle Avenue and Steuben Street will be part of the forthcoming Myrtle Avenue Plaza. The listing has not yet gone up online. Click through for more renderings and floor plans of the commercial space.

What do you think of the building design?

Clinton Hill White Castle Will Become a Karl Fischer-Designed Apartment Building [Brownstoner]
Renderings by AB Architekten (more…)

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Work has started up again at the long-stalled site at 252 Atlantic Avenue, future home of the Atlantic Galleria, where Pier 1 Imports, Retro Fitness and others planned to set up shop. Crafts and framing shop Michael’s will replace Pier 1 as the anchor commercial tenant, according to new information on the sales site.

Other tenants will be TD Bank and Blink Fitness, according the site, leaving just one small spot of 663 square feet available.

We had noticed work had progressed on the foundation when we passed by a few weeks ago, although no workers were actually present at the time, on a weekday. Then a reader who lives nearby emailed us to say he noticed the site was buzzing with activity Friday.

The site has not been recently sold, according to public records, but the delay may have had something to do with financing. Last month, developer and owner Renaissance Realty Group took out a mortgage from Peoples United Bank for $15,100,000, according to public records.

Our tipster said he thought the foundation work was recent. “They are making a lot of progress quickly,” he said. He wasn’t as thrilled about the change of retailers, however. “Personally, I was more excited about Pier 1,” he told us.

Click through to see a shot from the street and the old rendering still posted on the construction fence.

252 Atlantic Avenue Coverage [Brownstoner]

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When we happened by 880-882 Macon Street Sunday, we were surprised to see the building is looking just about finished — and it looks much better than we expected. We had no idea from the sketch on the fence that it would be all black or even brick. Although it replaced a tiny 19th century brick row house and empty lot, it fits in quite nicely with its surroundings, we think, since there are apartment buildings of the same height just two doors away.

This was one of the first for-profit developments in Ocean Hill in perhaps a decade, and now there are buildings going up on empty lots all around. Click through to see more photos. What do you think of the look?

Rendering Posted for Small Apartment House in Ocean Hill Near Broadway and Saratoga [Brownstoner] GMAP
Development to Boom in Ocean Hill? [Brownstoner]

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When we last checked in at the construction of the Pierhouse hotel and condo development going up in Brooklyn Bridge Park, the hotel portion at 60 Furman Street had topped out but it looked like the condo part had not yet begun. Now it looks like the condo section, which is closer to Atlantic and appears in the foreground of the photo, at 90 Furman Street, is up to about eight stories, out of a total of 10. Thanks to a reader for the photo.

Pierhouse Coverage [Brownstoner]

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Toll Brothers’ Pierhouse condos in Brooklyn Bridge Park, some of the priciest real estate in Brooklyn of any sort, are more than half sold (in contract, that is) since sales launched in February. Prices are averaging $1,850 per square foot and the developer expects to realize at least $250,000,000 in revenues from the project. It has invested almost $39,000,000 into the development, said executives during an earnings call Wednesday reported by The Real Deal.

The development, designed by Marvel Architects, is still under construction in Brooklyn Bridge Park, and has angered preservationists such as Otis Pearsall and the Brooklyn Heights Association because a three-story rooftop structure housing mechanicals is unexpectedly blocking views of the bridge from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, as we reported in September.

The units have proved so popular prices have increased six times during the two and a half months of sales, said the story. Of the 106 condos, 60 are in contract. Construction is expected to wrap in summer 2015. Toll Brothers plans to eventually sell the hotel portion of the project, which will be a 1 Hotel from Starwood, for about $100,000,000, said the firm’s chief financial officer.

Toll Brothers’ Pierhouse to See Big Payday [TRD]
Rendering by Marvel Architects

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A big mixed-use project at the corner of Fulton and Clermont Avenue, long in the works, moved forward today with a filing for a new-building permit — and Aufgang Architects is the architect of record. The details appear to match what developer GFI Capital told Community Board 2 in January, when the board renewed an approval for a land use variance for the project.

The filing is for 810 Fulton Street, a new address, currently one of the last undeveloped lots on Fulton Street in Fort Greene. The project, which is to connected to alterations to the forbidding gray building next door at 470 Vanderbilt Avenue, also owned by GFI Capital, will occupy 16 small lots on the wedge-shaped parking area between Clermont and Vanderbilt, pictured above, all of which will be merged into one tax lot.

Plans at 810 Fulton Street, as previously reported, call for a 12-story building with 363 apartments. The 327,000-square-foot development will have 34,308 square feet of ground floor retail. There will also be parking for 163 cars (79 stackers and five spaces), a laundry room, gym and children’s area, according to Schedule A documents. It will also have 85 affordable rentals, which is 23 percent of the 363 units, as previously reported.

Aufgang Architects, based in Suffern, N.Y., is also working on the adaptive reuse of the landmarked former Brillo pad factory at 200 Water Street in Dumbo. The Fort Greene project has been in the works since 2009.

Big Mixed-Use Development Planned for 470 Vanderbilt Avenue [Brownstoner] GMAP
Photo by Christopher Bride for PropertyShark

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The developer who paid $2,980,000 for a Bushwick church and related properties last week plans to include affordable housing and a large amount of space for the church in the new building. A representative from Manatus Development Group told us the development will be rentals, with 80 percent market rate and 20 percent affordable units.

The church will get 22,000 square feet of space on the first two floors, and Manatus will pay the church’s operating expenses. The addresses are 112-116 Suydam Street, 118-120 Suydam and 605, 609 and 611 Hart Street.

Bushwick Church Sells off Its Properties for $2.98 Million [Brownstoner] GMAP
Photo by Nicholas Strini for PropertyShark

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The former Cascade Linen factory will indeed meet the wrecking ball. After trading last year for $27,000,000, now a Hasidic developer plans seven new six-story buildings for the site on Myrtle and Stockton streets in northern Bed Stuy. New York YIMBY first spotted the slew of new building applications, which call for 228 apartments scattered across 293,000 square feet of residential space, as well as 40,000 square feet of ground floor commercial space.

Permits were filed for 869 Myrtle Avenue, 134 Stockton Street, 98 Stockton, 108 Stockton, 86 Stockton, 833 Myrtle and 857 Myrtle. None of the plans include parking, YIMBY pointed out. The architect of record is Diego Aguilera. 

Permits list the owner as Mike Kohn of Alliance Private Capital Group, but YIMBY noted that Alliance is in contract to sell the huge site to Satmar developers for $60,000,000.

So far, we have not spotted any applications for demo permits.

Permits Filed: 228-Unit Hasidic Housing Complex on Myrtle in Bed Stuy [NYY] GMAP
Cascade Linen Coverage [Brownstoner]

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Nonprofit Doe Fund, which develops supportive and affordable housing, has filed new building applications for a large eight-story apartment building and community facility at 1345 Rogers Avenue in East Flatbush. The 91,206-square-foot project will have 53 123 units, 40 off-street parking spaces and 44 bike storage spots, according to Schedule A filings. There will also be a kitchen, offices and a laundry room, as part of the development’s 32,098 square feet of community space.

The site at 1345-1357 Rogers currently consists of a two-story detached townhouse, a single-story garage and a parking lot, as well as a vacant lot at 562 East 28th Street. All told, the lots encompass 24,570 square feet, according to the property’s for-sale listing. Doe Fund bought the four properties for $3,100,000 a year ago. The organization offers job training, counseling and housing for parolees and veterans, in addition to those struggling with mental illness, substance abuse and chronic homelessness. GMAP

Update: Reps from the Doe Fund tell us this development will have 123 units of permanent supportive and affordable housing, including studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. 

Photo by Nicholas Strini for PropertyShark

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Noted Brooklyn architect Morris Adjmi will design a seven-story mixed-use condo building, above, to replace the one-story laundromat at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Nevins Street in Boerum Hill, as New York YIMBY was the first to report.

The building at 472 Atlantic Avenue will have 31 apartments and a total of 63,629 square feet, including 6,982 square feet of ground floor commercial space, according to a new-building application filed yesterday. The building will have north and south sections with their own entrances. Retail will occupy the north side along Atlantic Avenue, according to the Schedule A. Residents will enter on the south side of the building, from Pacific Street.

Avery Hall Investments and Aria Development Group are the developers. Morris Adjmi’s other projects include the Wythe Hotel and 70 Henry.

The residential portion will have 16 parking spaces, 60 bike parking spots, a fitness room and storage spaces. The L-shaped property, which extends through the block from Atlantic to Pacific between Nevins and 3rd Avenue, sold for $18,025,000 in July, according to public records.

The brick and dark metal, the stepped facade with the first three floors mirroring the proportions of the surrounding brownstones, and the tall and narrow windows seem like a good fit for the neighborhood. We think it’s a big improvement over what is there now.

Revealed: Morris Adjmi-Designed Condos at 472 Atlantic Avenue, Boerum Hill [NYY]
Laundromat on Atlantic Avenue in Boerum Hill Will Become Apartments [Brownstoner]
Rendering by Morris Adjmi via NYY 

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Midwood Investment and Development Corp. is touting two huge retail spaces available for lease at 800 Union Street that could lure big-box retailers to the heart of Park Slope, but the Department of Buildings disapproved conversion plans for the building, a parking garage, in November 2013 and little progress appears to have been made on the project since. The ground floor space would have 7,248 square feet and the lower level would have 3,903 square feet, according to the developer’s online brochure.

Renderings for the altered structure, which we published last year, show an attractive loft-style cast iron and brick building with ground floor retail space and apartments and penthouses with big windows and balconies above. Click through to see more drawings of the proposed alteration.

The developer filed plans to convert the parking garage to a mixed-use building in October 2013 but the city disapproved the plans the following month. In July of this year, the developer filed to alter the front and back facades, but the job was “administratively closed due to inactivity” in September, according to the DOB file.

Our only question is: Where would people park?

800 Union Street Listing [Midwood Investment and Development Corp.] GMAP
Marketing, But No Work, for Slope Conversion 800 Union [Brownstoner]

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