Department of Buildings approvals have been in the pipeline forever, but YIMBY finally has a first look at the apartment building under development at 287 Pacific Street, a small infill project on a sparsely built block in the northwestern corner of Boerum Hill.
The 10 apartments will be spread over 9,300 square feet of space for a unit average of 930 square feet, with three roomier apartments at the top, including a duplex, and more modest ones beneath. The lack of PTAC units and two-car garage on the ground level suggest to us that it will be condos rather than rentals.
Issac & Stern are the architects for the project (this is the fourth building of theirs this week that we’ve revealed), and the design is a contemporary combination of light stone and dark brick. The five-story building will be a good deal taller than the three-story 19th century structures next to it, but the setback above the third floor creates continuity with the building to the right.
The developer appears to be Malaxa Realty LLC, who bought the 50-foot-wide vacant lot for an unknown sum in 2012 from longtime owner Angela Vomvolakis, who bought the empty lot in 1982 and is still listed as the owner on the permit.
The first building permit filing, by architect Issac & Stern (we’ve seen a lot of them lately), was one full year ago, and the plans have yet to be approved – a distressingly common occurrence at the Department of Buildings, delaying projects and driving up costs.
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