Monday, November 16, 2009

It's a Deal!

Pop the corks!  A major milestone has been reached.  We have completed the deal to acquire a great piece of land on the corner of  Conover and Dikeman Streets.  It measures 25ft wide and 100ft long, it is currently zoned an M2-1 with an F.A.R. of 2.0, that will allow us to build a maximum of 5,000 square feet, perfect for the garages, shop/studio, offices and living space that I am planning for.

The lot faces south/south west providing us with great sunlight for living and powering those solar panels to provide the electricity and heat needed to power this facility.   We are looking at a combination of PV (Photovoltaic Cells) and the more traditional type for heating. Only about 10 to 12 square meters of solar panels are needed in order to provide both the heating and the hot water required in a family home.

The lot is currently being leased out for heavy equipment storage and will be delivered vacant when we close early next year.  The last structure on this land was a two family home with a garage on the ground floor, completed in February of 1939.   It was demolished over 20 years ago and the lot has remained empty ever since.

To the right of the lot there are a few single and multi-family residential homes.  Directly behind me is a brand new build that serves as headquarters for a local HVAC company.

As part of this project we will be replacing all 125 linear feet of sidewalks with at least five trees planned along the way.  Under recent NYC law, any sidewalk replacement calls for the installation of tree pits with one of a few approved trees.

In addition to securing the property, we have complete Site Survey, Borings and Phase One Environmental Study in hand.

Looking forward to sharing some of the preliminary drawings in future posts.

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Gregory said...

Great job Jay. Wish you all of the best and I look forward to tracking your progress and learning from it!

Doug Greene said...

Great Jay... can hardly wait to enjoy a glass of wine with you in your new green hearted home. You're following your passion, and it's nice to see it unfold so quickly. Seems like it "wants" to happen... and IS happening. Congratulations!