10 biggest new project filings in NYC

Manhattan school development tops the list

New York /
Mar.March 18, 2021 07:00 AM
Bolivar Development's Peter Fine and 401 West 218 Street. (Google Maps)

Bolivar Development’s Peter Fine and 401 West 218 Street. (Google Maps)

Multifamily developments made up the bulk of the largest new building filings last month, although the biggest application submitted to the Department of Buildings was for an educational facility in Inwood.

The 10 largest new building filings included three projects each in Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx, and just one in Brooklyn. Five of those new projects are multifamily developments, and there’s one hotel application that also includes 25 residential units. Three of the projects are educational facilities.

Here’s the full list:

1. 401 West 218 Street, Manhattan

Peter Fine’s Bolivar Development filed an application to build an eight-story school building on a half-acre lot in Inwood. The proposed 118,000 square-foot building includes classrooms, offices, a gymnasium, and a kitchen and dining area. The property currently houses an auto repair shop. GF55 Architects is listed as the architect of record.

2. 25-10 42nd Road, Queens

Judy Chang’s Royal Real Estate wants to build an 11-story mixed-use building on a lot in Long Island City, also known by 42-39 Crescent Street. The proposed 83,000-square-foot building would include 96 transient hotel rooms and 25 residential units, along with retail stores. Chang’s firm is also building a nine-story hotel nearby at 42-59 Crescent Street. S&S Architectural Design is listed as the architect of record.

3. 12 East 37th Street, Manhattan

Yusuf Bildirici’s B&F Management wants to build a 33-story, 121-unit residential tower in Murray Hill. About half of the units would be studio apartments, and the rest would be one-bedroom apartments. The 80,250-square-foot building would stand 324 feet tall. Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel Architects is listed as the architect of record.

4. 6312 13th Avenue, Brooklyn

The New York City School Construction Authority plans to build a five-story educational facility on a half-acre vacant lot just outside of the southern border of Borough Park. The 76,900-square-foot property would include classrooms, offices, and a cafeteria, gymnasium and auditorium.

5. 638 East 169th Street, Bronx

Peter Bourbeau’s Sycamore Birch Management plans to construct a seven-story, 76,000-square-foot mixed-use building — including 60 residential units, 16,000 square feet of commercial space and 7,100 square feet of community facilities and parking for 48 cars — in Morrisania.

6. 1477 Macombs Road, Bronx

Bolivar Development is also behind this application for an eight-story educational facility in Mount Eden. The proposed 63,000-square-foot building includes classrooms, offices, multipurpose room, a music room, and an orchestra room. GF55 Architects is also listed as the architect of record.

7. 305 First Avenue, Manhattan

Yehuda Mor’s Minrav Development plans to construct a 10-story mixed-use building in Gramercy. The proposed 55,300-square-foot building includes 50 residential units and 5,500 square feet of commercial space. SLCE Architects is listed as the architect of record.

8. 189 East 205 Street, Bronx

Richard Hertz filed an application to construct an eight-story apartment building in Bedford Park. The proposed 48,700-square-foot building includes 88 residential units. Max Disla Architect is the architect of record.

9. 131-28 40th Road, Queens

Sam Chang’s McSam Hotel Group plans to construct a 12-story hotel in Flushing. The proposed 46,000-square-foot building includes 154 rooms. Chang purchased the eight-parcel site, totaling 9,600 square feet, in February for $9 million, according to property records. Gene Kaufman Architect is listed as the architect of record.

10. 28-08 38th Avenue, Queens

Lily Guo’s iCross Group plans to construct a seven-story mixed-use building in the Dutch Kill’s section of Long Island City. The proposed 42,900-square-foot project includes 50 residential units and about 8,000 square feet of commercial space. Angelo Ng & Anthony Ng Architects Studio is listed as the architect of record.





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