32-Unit Market-Rate Rental Building Planned Near Broadway Junction, 1325 Herkimer Street

1325 Herkimer Street, image from Google Maps1325 Herkimer Street, image from Google Maps

Last month, YIMBY wrote about a permit filing for a 22-unit market-rate residential building at 2288 Atlantic Avenue, in Brownsville near Broadway Junction – as sure a sign as any that gentrification is nearing Brooklyn’s final frontier.

Now, we’ve come across a filing for another building just to the north, at 1325 Herkimer Street, in the Ocean Hill subsection of Bed-Stuy.

There, between Atlantic Avenue and Fulton Street and Rockaway Avenue and Eastern Parkway – just a few short blocks to the Broadway Junction A/C subway station – a developer is planning to construct a five-story residential building, with what appears to be market-rate rental units. The site sits outside of the part of Ocean Hill to be rezoned under the de Blasio administration’s East New York plan.

Briarwood-based developer Guy Iber has hired prolific Brooklyn architects Issac & Stern to design the 32-unit building. The apartments would be spread over 22,000 square feet of floorspace, for a unit average of under 700 square feet (three apartments on the first floor, eight through the fourth floor, and five on the fifth floor) – typical for neighborhoods with emerging new development potential.

No ground floor retail is allowed in this location, but 16 parking spaces are required, and will take up 5,000 square feet on the first floor.

The site is currently home to the Greater Trinity Temple Church of God in Christ, which will need to be demolished to make way for the residential building. No demolition permits have been filed, nor has a deed transfer been recorded.

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