A former nursing home campus at 123 Linden Boulevard in Flatbush may grow a 20-story residential building with community facilities. The developer has filed another round of building applications and dramatically scaled up the size of the project, which started out as a seven-story, 57-unit apartment building.
The development has expanded to 384 apartments and 115,430 square feet of community facilities – six times larger than when it was originally filed in August. The building would reach 229 feet into the air and span 376,507 square feet.
Those 384 units would be divided across 261,076 square feet of residential space, for little average units measuring only 679 square feet.
The cellar and first floor would have a 288-car garage. That’s 50 more spots than the residential zoning requires, but the huge community facilities on the lower floors also demand more parking spots.
A day care center and medical offices would fill the community facility space on the second floor, along with storage for 192 bikes. The third floor would be reserved for mechanicals, and then the fourth through 20th stories would have 18 or 24 units each.
The 85,500-square-foot site between Bedford and Rogers Avenues still hasn’t sold, after hitting the market for $20 million early last year. In August, brokers involved in the deal told us that the sale would likely hit public records by the end of the year.
A century-old, Colonial Revival nursing home currently occupies the property, and the developer plans to build in front of the historic structure rather than demolishing it.
If the Department of Buildings approves these plans, 123 Linden will easily become one of the largest new developments in Flatbush. The project promises to be even bigger than Hello Living’s 23-story tower at 1580 Nostrand Avenue, but it won’t be quite as tall.
Borough Park-based Solomon Feder is the developer, and he’s tapped Charles Mallea to handle the design.