The Rheingold Brewery redevelopment has made headlines over the past few years, but now applications have been filed for another site immediately across the road, at 11-23 Monteith Street, for a structure that will house affordable senior residences. Permits filed with the DOB show the eight-story building will have a ground floor with 3,949 square feet of community facility space, to be topped by 50,923 square feet of residential, which will be divided between 86 units. Peter Bafitis of RKT&B Architects applied for the permits, and Southside United HFDC is the developer.
Now that East New York’s ongoing residential boom is gaining momentum, developers appear to be eager to cash in on the other side of the equation. New building applications have been filed for an all-commercial project at 711 New Lots Avenue, along one of the neighborhood’s main thoroughfares, for a structure totaling 10,420 square feet. The two-story development is being designed by Felix Pustylnik of Felix Pustylnik, P.E., and is being built by Soly Bawabeh of Bawabeh Brothers. The lot is currently occupied by a two-story building, and demolition permits have not yet been filed.
Back in April of 2016, YIMBY reported on new building applications for 846 Monroe Street, in Brooklyn’s Ocean Hill neighborhood. Since then, work has begun on the vacant, 28-foot-wide lot, and now, we have the reveal for the project, which is being designed by Joshua Felix of J Goldman Design/BEAM Group.
Downtown Brooklyn is set to receive another new development at 68-70 Schermerhorn Street, on a site currently occupied by a low-slung structure. Permits filed with the Department of Buildings show that the replacement will span 68,836 square feet, including 3,363 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor. The remainder of the project will be residential, to be divided between 55 units, with the average size of almost 1,200 square feet highly indicative of condominiums. The twelve-story building will rise 125 feet to its rooftop, and be designed by Eugene Colberg. Lonicera Partners and Orange Management are the site’s developers, and demolition permits have not yet been filed for the lot’s current occupant.
The push to revitalize East New York continues apace at the Department of Buildings, and new building applications have been filed for five new structures on Schroeders Avenue, on the southeastern edge of the neighborhood. The addresses included in the filings are 389, 392, 400, 402, and 504 Schroeders Avenue, spanning both sides of the street. Each building will rise four floors and contain eight units, for 40 apartments in total, and the total construction area of each project will be about 8,000 square feet, for generously-sized apartments of about 1,000 square feet apiece. Michael Gelfand of MHG Architects, P.C. is listed as the architect, and in a rarity for New York City, the buildings will rise on land that was previously undeveloped.