Thursday, May 28, 2015


A few folks had been wondering what was going on at the corner of FDB and 146th Street since an old  tenement was recently demolished in the past couple of weeks.   Looking up current DOB permits, it would appear that the boarded up corner building was actually going under renovation when something  compromised the integrity of the structure.  Emergency demolition had been approved in the past weeks and now the entire site has been razed.  It will probably be safe to say that a new structure will be rising soon sometimes in the near future so stay tuned for updates.

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  1. This is out there from June 20, 2013
    Joshua Schuster from Northpark Companies – 2750 Frederick Douglass
    The site consists of three lots along Frederick Douglass Boulevard at the corner of 146th
    Street. Two of the lots are privately owned and currently consist of vacant land and a boarded up
    building. They are separated by the third lot, which is also vacant and is owned by the City. The
    developer is proposing to merge the lots and build a mixed-use development consisting of 37
    condominium units, commercial space and community facilities. The commercial space would
    be retained by the current owner as a condominium. The community facilities would be deeded
    over to CB10 and house the Harlem Business Alliance.
    The 37 units would be distributed as follows: 5 studios (550 sf), 20 1-bedrooms (700 sf)
    and 12 2-bedrooms (950 sf). The 2-bedroom units would also have two bathrooms. The residents
    would enjoy a gym, a terrace, in-unit washer and dryer and other amenities. 8 of the 37 units
    would be affordable to people earning 100% of AMI (3 studios, 3 1-bedrooms and 2 2-
    bedrooms). The developer’s original proposal had been to make 4 units affordable at 80% of
    AMI and 4 units affordable at 125% of AMI, but this was changed after this Committee
    expressed concern that not enough units were available for people with truly low incomes. The
    price for the affordable units would be approximately $180,000 for the studios, $220,000 for the
    1-bedrooms and $270,000 for the 2-bedrooms. Maintenance costs are factored into the price of
    the affordable units. Of the 8 affordable units, CB10 residents will be given priority on 4 units.
    The finishes for the affordable and the market-rate units will be the same.
    The building will be 75ft high (7 floors) at its highest point at the corner (below 80ft
    maximum height permitted under R72 zoning). All apartments will have 9ft ceilings. The
    building will only be 6-floors high where it abuts the adjacent buildings in order to match their
    height. The façade will be in brick and have decorative details. The entire Avenue frontage will
    consist of retail, with the residential and community facilities entrances located on 146th Street.
    The building will be energy efficient under the NYSERDA Multifamily Performance
    Program. It will also qualify for 25-year 421-a property tax abatements, which will be passed on
    to the final purchasers.
    This presentation is for informational purposes. The developer will probably seek a letter
    of support from CB10 by the end of the year.