Permits Filed: 581 and 691 Fourth Avenue, South Slope

581 Fourth Avenue581 Fourth Avenue, image from Bing Maps

As the year comes to a close, architects are rushing to file new building permit applications before the 2014 construction codes take effect on December 31. So on Friday, applications were submitted for two new projects on Brooklyn’s Fourth Avenue – 581 Fourth Avenue and 691 Fourth Avenue, both in South Slope.

The larger of the projects is 581 Fourth Avenue, a 129-unit building that will sit just north of the Prospect Expressway. The Rabsky Group, headed by Simon Dushinsky, is developing the project, and has hired Karl Fischer to design.

Apartments will be spread over 76,000 square feet of residential space, with a very rental-sized average size of just 600 square feet (there will be 15 units per floor from the second through the fifth stories). The garage will have parking for 57 cars, and there will be a small 2,400-square foot commercial space on the ground floor.

691 Fourth Avenue

691 Fourth Avenue, image from Bing Maps

The second project, several blocks to the south at 691 Fourth Avenue, sits south of the Prospect Expressway, in what is arguably Greenwood Heights. At 22nd Street, Abraham Hoffman’s Bushburg Properties is planning to build another 12-story, 120-foot residential building (both projects max out their height allowances).

The 91-unit building, to be designed by Nataliya Donskoy’s ND Architecture, will have 65,000 square feet of floor space (average apartment size of a bit over 700 square feet – probably rentals), and a ground-floor retail space of a bit more than 4,000 square feet.

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