Lot by lot, northwestern Crown Heights – or at least, the parts that are zoned for housing – is slowly being filled in, as the neighborhood continues its rapid transformation from marginal area on brownstone Brooklyn’s gentrifying fringe, to an established destination for new luxury housing.
YIMBY has a rendering for a residential project under development at 767-767A Bergen Street, half a block east of Washington Avenue, which forms the border between Prospect Heights and Crown Heights.
Designed by InFocus Design & Planning, the project – technically a pair of symmetrical buildings, likely divided in order to duck beneath the Department of City Planning’s misguided minimum parking requirements – is colorful but simple, and a huge step up in terms of architectural quality from the PTAC-pocked rentals that dominate new construction in the area.
The two buildings will have 16 apartments between them spread across 11,000 square feet of residential space, for an average unit size of less than 700 square feet (likely rentals, making the lack of PTACs marring the façade unusual and praiseworthy), with both structures having two residences per floor.
The developer is listed as Bob Hinez, based in Southside Williamburg. His LLC bought the land in early 2013 for a bit over $1.3 million, or $120 per buildable square foot.
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