Permits Filed: 111 & 136 Erasmus Street, Flatbush

136 Erasmus Street, image from Google Maps136 Erasmus Street, image from Google Maps

The Flatbush Filing Frenzy had died down for a few weeks, but the machine is back in action, with two filings earlier today for new projects in the neighborhood.

Applications were submitted to the Department of Buildings to erect a pair of 20-something-unit rental buildings at 111 and 136 Erasmus Street, on blocks between Nostrand and Rogers avenues, just below Church Avenue.

Both permits were filed by architect Julien Flander, but on behalf of different developers. No. 136 is being developed by South Williamsburg-based Solomon Kubitchek, while No. 111 is the responsibility of Matt Katz, based in the Hasidic section of northwestern Bed-Stuy.

The project at 111 Erasmus Street is a seven-story building with 27 aparments (likely rentals), spread over nearly 18,000 square feet for an average apartment size of just over 660 square feet – near the minimum allowed by the zoning code.

The building at 136 Erasmus, on the other hand, would be slightly smaller, at five stories and 20 units, spread over 14,000 square feet, for a similarly small, rental-sized unit average.

The development site at 136 Erasmus (home to a freestanding two-family wood-frame home, not long for this world) was acquired last month for $580,000, or $42 per buildable square foot. The vacant lot at No. 111 was a bit pricier, setting the developer back $1.15 million, or $64 a foot.

Parking is required for both buildings, while retail is not allowed (or at least, not allowed in any real quantity; a sliver of No. 111 has a commercial overlay), so the ground floors of the buildings will likely be somewhat dispiriting from an urbanist point of view — once again, coming down to irresponsible city planning.

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