Joel Werczberger, Watermark Capital file plans for 48-unit resi building in Flushing

Joel Werczberger, on April 25, filed a permit application for construction of a 48-unit, 40,952-square-foot residential building at 138-25 Barclay Avenue in Flushing, Queens.

There have been 54 new building plans, including these, filed in the neighborhood in the previous 12 months.

Back in 2020, Meir David Tabak and Wolfe Landau of the Brooklyn development firm Watermark Capital signed a 49-year lease with St. Michaels Catholic Church for a two-story former convent building at the site.

Werczberger and Watermark have worked together in the past, more specifically, they have worked to convert churches to residential buildings together before. In 2015, they teamed up to file plans for the construction of a 130-unit mixed-use building at 321 Wythe Street in Williamsburg, which had been the site of a single-story church owned by the Parish of Saints Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church.

The new plans call for the construction of a 73-foot-tall, seven-story building and were filed with the New York City Department of Buildings under job number Q00692280.

The development site spans one tax lot. The lot has a width of just under 100 feet.

The project is described in the filing as: proposed new seven-stories with cellar residential building – 48 Class A Dwelling Units with an accessory off-street parking for 24 cars.

Per the plans, the ground floor of the building will have a residential lobby, recreation space, and two dwelling units. Floors two through six will each have eight dwelling units per floor, while the seventh floor will have six dwelling units and recreation space.

The architect listed is Nd Architecture & Design PC.

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