An anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC has filed applications for two four-story, eight-unit residential buildings at 1603 and 1605 New York Avenue, located on the southern end of East Flatbush. The buildings will measure 6,867 square feet each. Across both, the apartments should average 697 square feet apiece, indicative of rentals. Both will also include an upper penthouse level that will connect to the two apartments on the fourth floors. Jeffery S. Orling’s Mount Vernon, N.Y.-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 4,000-square-foot lot is occupied by a two-story, wood-framed house. Demolition permits were filed in November.
An anonymous Midtown South-based LLC has recently been granted permits to build a six-story, 98,812-square-foot self-storage building at 33 Remsen Avenue, on the northern end of East Flatbush. The Buildings Department approval comes nearly two years after initial applications were filed. The new structure will contain storage units on the ground through sixth floors, in addition to two underground floors. There will be accessory office space on the ground floor. Virginia-based Butz Wilbern LTD is the applicant of record. The site was once occupied by a single-story commercial strip until that was demolished over the summer.
East Flatbush hasn’t seen much development action since the 421-a tax break expired in January. But a little market-rate project is coming to the hood, possibly spurred by renewed negotiations over the controversial policy. A pair of five-story residential buildings may replace a detached house at 3603 Farragut Road, at the corner of Brooklyn Avenue in East Flatbush.
Brooklyn-based Highland Builders has filed applications for a four-story, 10-unit residential building at 674 Maple Street, in northern East Flatbush. The project will measure 8,541 square feet and its residential units should average 790 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. One of the units on the fourth floor will be a duplex and feature space on an upper penthouse level. There will also be space for five bikes in the cellar. Eyal Levitt’s Brooklyn-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 40-foot-wide, 3,600-square-foot lot is currently occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits were filed in August. The site is eight blocks from the Sterling Street stop on the 2 and 5 trains.
Brooklyn-based property owner Rachel Ohana has filed applications for a four-story, two-unit residential building at 555 Maple Street, in northern East Flatbush. The structure will measure 5,395 square feet. There will be one unit on the ground floor, followed by a townhouse-style apartment across part of the ground floor and the upper three floors. Lewis E. Garfinkel’s Brooklyn-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 20-foot-wide, 2,300-square-foot lot is currently vacant. The Sterling Street stop on the 2 and 5 trains is six blocks away.