Permits Filed: 1753 East 12th Street, Homecrest

1753 East 12th Street, image from Google Maps1753 East 12th Street, image from Google Maps

Normally when we see a filing calling for a 1,500-square foot condos in Brooklyn, it would be in Dumbo or Williamsburg, with large units catering to wealthy buyers who would otherwise look in Manhattan.

But there’s also demand for large, family-sized units in less trendy southern Brooklyn, catering to the borough’s booming population of Orthodox Jews.

Such is the case at 1753 East 12th Street, a project for which an application was submitted earlier today to the Department of Buildings to erect a 12-unit condo building. The development would be located just south of Kings Highway in Homecrest, sometimes considered the northern subsection of Sheepshead Bay, but increasingly a southern extension of Midwood, a neighborhood dominated by Jewish New Yorkers of various levels of orthodoxy.

The 12 apartments – likely condos – would be spread out over more than 18,000 square feet of net residential space, for an average unit size of nearly 1,530 square feet. There would be two per floor from the second through the seventh floor (the building tops out at 65 feet), with seven parking spaces in an open area on the ground level (though none are required by code) and a lobby and gym for residents.

Nouri Chaya is listed as the developer, and Gerald Caliendo as the architect.

The developer bought the site – a 40-foot-wide lot, currently home to a single-family detached home – in September of last year for $1.9 million, or $104 per buildable square foot.

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