In early 2015, YIMBY reported on plans for a four-story, three-unit mixed-use building at 2746 Fulton Street, located near the corner of Bradford Street, in the Cypress Hills section of East New York. Thanks to the passage of the East New York rezoning in early 2016, a new developer is now proposing a larger project. Brooklyn-based Blessed Homes LLC has filed applications for a six-story, five-unit mixed-use building at the site. It will measure 9,700 square feet and contain 1,870 square feet of ground-floor retail space. There will five full-floor residential units, averaging 1,104 square feet apiece, across the second through sixth floors.
East New York
The de Blasio administration is looking for a development team to construct up to 200 affordable residential units at 3265 Atlantic Avenue, also known as the Dinsmore-Chestnut site, in the Cypress Hills section of East New York. The 81,175-square-foot site, located on the corner of Chestnut Street, is vacant. The property was excluded from the East New York rezoning approved earlier this year, Crain’s reported. It’s expected that the site will eventually receive an individual rezoning, which would be required if the current plans go forward. The city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development released a request for proposals yesterday. Proposals are due March 22, 2017.
South Ozone Park-based Anata Inc. has filed applications for three three-story, multi-family residential buildings at 88 through 92 Crescent Street, in East New York’s Cypress Hills section. The buildings will measure between 3,227 square feet and 3,520 square feet. Two of them will contain three apartments, while the third will contain only two. Across all three buildings, the apartments should average 1,256 square feet apiece, which means that either rentals or condominiums could be in the works. Massapequa, N.Y.-based Hogan Associates is the architect of record. The 80-foot-wide, 6,985-square-foot assemblage consists of a vacant lot and a two-story house. Demolition permits were filed in March.
Kew Gardens-based Empire Home Sales has filed applications for a three-story, six-unit residential building at 277 Milford Street, in the heart of East New York. The project will measure 6,810 square feet and its residential units should average 860 square feet apiece, indicative of family-sized configurations. It’s unclear if the apartments will be rentals or condominiums. Paul Lombardi’s Brooklyn-based Design Studio Associates is the architect of record. The 40-foot-wide, 4,000-square-foot lot is vacant.
When plans were filed to build a medical office building on the site of a late 19th century bank in East New York, neighbors rallied to try and save the neglected Renaissance Revival bank. But they were too late. The building already had demolition plans on file, which meant that the city could not give it landmark protections. Now we’re checking in on the construction of its replacement at 101 Pennsylvania Avenue, with photos from Tectonic.