Nine-Story, Six-Unit Mixed-Use Building Filed at 37 Lafayette Avenue, Fort Greene

37 Lafayette AvenuePre-demolition 35-37 Lafayette Avenue. Image via Google Maps.

Michael Gerling, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for a nine-story, six-unit mixed-use building at 37 Lafayette Avenue, located at the corner of St. Felix Street in Fort Greene. It will encompass 17,502 square feet and will feature retail space on the ground floor and a mezzanine level, followed by medical offices on the second and third floors. The retail and office space will add up to 6,683 square feet. Six residential units, all duplex apartments, will spread across the fifth through ninth floors. Since the apartments will average 1,775 square feet apiece, YIMBY predicts they will be condominiums. Amenities include a private residential storage space and a rooftop terrace. Midtown East-based DHD Architecture Design is the architect of record. The 43-foot-wide assemblage consists of a vacant lot and and a four-story mixed-use building (at 35 Lafayette Avenue). Demolition permits haven’t been filed.

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2 Comments on "Nine-Story, Six-Unit Mixed-Use Building Filed at 37 Lafayette Avenue, Fort Greene"

  1. Nine-story creeping to the area, both developers and crews of the plan are ready for building.

  2. Richard Grayson | August 22, 2016 at 5:52 pm |

    Seeing the sign for the departed DARE Books is bittersweet. The DARE bookstore was founded in 1982 by a Fort Greene resident as a response to the lack of books in his children’s school which reflected their experiences and the contributions of people of color, especially African-Americans. It has a fantastic selection of children’s books for African-American kids and all kids as well as a lot of educational supplies for learning at home. It is sad that they could not stay in business due, at least in part, to the changes in the neighborhood like this coming luxury building which are displacing long-time residents of color. Gentrification is obviously the lifeblood of this website, but in the rush to celebrate our glorious future as a wealthy (white) person’s paradise, some of us remember the past with fondness.

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