Now that the 421-a tax exemption is back from the dead, development is cranking into motion again in the outer boroughs. Last week, plans were filed for an eight-story residential project at 567 Ocean Parkway, near the southern edge of Kensington in Brooklyn.
The Brooklyn-based Kagan Family Irrevocable Trust has filed applications for a three-story, three-unit residential building at 176 Webster Avenue in southern Kensington. The project will measure 7,161 square feet and its full-floor residential units should average 1,862 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. The unit on the second floor will also include space on an upper penthouse level. Kenneth Thomas’s Hudson Valley-based firm is the applicant of record. The 40-foot-wide, 4,479-square-foot lot is currently occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits have not been filed. The 18th Avenue stop on the F train is two blocks away.
Brooklyn-based property owner Mosheref Hussain has filed applications for a three-story, two-unit residential building at 352 East 5th Street, in northern Kensington. The structure will measure 5,516 square feet. The first residential unit will span the ground and second floors, followed by the second unit on the third floor. The lower apartment will also feature space in the cellar for a recreational area and laundry facilities. Since two apartments are splitting 4,100 square feet of residential space, condominiums are likely in the works. The project will also feature two off-street parking spots. Flushing-based He Gin Lee Architect is the architect of record. The 45-foot-wide, 4,500-square-foot plot is currently occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits haven’t yet been filed. The Church Avenue stop on the F and G trains is five blocks to the west.
Bay Ridge-based EM Development has filed applications for a three-story, six-unit residential building at 190 East 7th Street, in northern Kensington, located four blocks from the Fort Hamilton Parkway stop on the F/G train. The structure will measure 9,400 square feet, and its residential units should average 1,177 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. The apartments will be evenly spaced throughout the building, with each floor hosting two units. There will also be five surface parking spaces, probably located behind the building. Paul Lombardi’s Brooklyn-based Design Studio Associates is the architect of record. The 56-foot-wide lot is currently occupied by a two-and-a-half-story wood-framed house.
Brooklyn-based property owner Khalid Pervez Heera has field applications for three three-story, multi-family residential buildings at 903-909 Cortelyou Road, in Kensington, located seven blocks west of the Cortelyou Road stop on the Q train. Plans call for a 4,576-square-foot, three-family building at 903 Cortelyou, a 3,744-square-foot, two-unit building at 905 Cortelyou, and, finally, a 4,472-square-foot, three-family building at 909 Cortelyou. Although the residential square-footage varies from building to building, the full-floor apartments should average 1,200 square feet across the entire development, indicative of condominiums. Pirooz Soltanizadeh’s Jamaica-based Royal Engineering is the applicant of record. Demolition permits were filed last July to remove the site’s existing two-story house.