Earlier this week, a local developer filed plans to put up a four-story apartment building at 62 Martense Street, between Bedford and Flatbush avenues in Flatbush. Now, we have a rendering of the project, which will join dozens of small new buildings under construction in the neighborhood southeast of Prospect Park.
The architects, IMC Architecture, said that the developers haven’t decided whether the building will be condominiums or rentals. The decision likely hinges on the future of the 421-a tax abatement, which state legislators will have to officially renew or shoot down during a special legislative session in the coming weeks.
Regardless, the project will be small but modern, with a slightly-angled facade and glassy balconies for the upper-floor units. The finished development will hold 10 units and 9,513 square feet of residential space. Average apartments will come in at 951 square feet.
The building is small enough that no parking is required. Future residents will be able to walk a few blocks west on Church Avenue to the Q train or two blocks east to the 2 and 5 trains.
The site runs through the block to Church Avenue, and a small office building occupies the south side of the lot. Demolition plans haven’t been filed to knock it down, so it may remain as the new apartments rise on the northern side, along Martense Street.
The developer is Joseph Arman, doing business as an LLC based in Midwood. Construction is scheduled to start in spring 2017 and wrap by summer of 2018.