The first DOB filings are up for a six-story residential development at 75 Ralph Avenue, in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood; the developer is Solomon Feder of 75 Ralph LLC, and the architect is Charles Mallea. An existing laundromat on-site will be demolished to make way for the new structure, with permits for its demise issued late last month.
While Mallea’s site lacks renderings of 75 Ralph Avenue, Curbed has a reveal of another development the architect is involved with, at 482 Seneca Avenue in Ridgewood. If that project is any indication, Mallea’s Bed-Stuy building may tend towards a bland-contemporary aesthetic.
Bed-Stuy is home to an extensive amount of pre-war architecture, and something at 75 Ralph Avenue that considers the neighborhood context would be ideal, if unlikely. Regardless of the design, a nearly-vacant lot will still be transformed into much-needed housing, resulting in a net-positive for the surrounding area.
Permits indicate that 75 Ralph Avenue will measure 38,462 square feet, and the entirety of the structure will be residential; the building will be split between 57 units, and it will stand 69 feet tall.
Massey Knakal has a PDF indicating the development site had an asking price of $3.9 million. No completion date has been announced.
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