Permits Filed: 1455 Gates Avenue, Bushwick

1455 Gates Avenue (left of blue dot), image from Bing Maps1455 Gates Avenue (left of blue dot), image from Bing Maps

Another day, another permit filing near the Myrtle–Wyckoff Avenues L/M station.

Today’s new building permit application comes at 1455 Gates Avenue, in the heart of Bushwick. There, between Knickerbocker and Irving Avenues, Shia Lefkowitz with the modestly-named Bill Gates LLC is seeking to erect a small residential building, according to a Department of Buildings filing.

The developer – who, like most based in South Williamsburg, picks up his mail from an unassuming storefront at 199 Lee Avenue – is planning to build a four-story, 10-unit building at 1455 Gates, taking advantage of the area’s relatively generous R6 zoning and large number of vacant lots (YIMBY featured another development in the area last week). The structure will have just over 7,000 square feet of residential space, for an average unit size of around 700 square feet (which, along with the location in an emerging neighborhood, suggests rentals).

While the building is technically only four stories tall, two of the units on the top floor will have mezzanine space, making the 51-foot-tall building essentially a five-story structure.

Zambrano Architects, based in the Long Island village of Freeport, is responsible for the design.

The land is part of a slightly larger chunk that was purchased by Bill Gates LLC in 2011 for $875,000.

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