Deep in southern Brooklyn, along the borderlands between Midwood and Sheepshead Bay, a developer is planning to demolish two houses to make way for an eight-story apartment building at 2226 Ocean Avenue.
The development between Quentin Road and Avenue R would contain 43 apartments spread across 49,414 square feet of residential space, for a large average unit size of 1,149 square feet. Those large apartments mean the units will likely be two- and three-bedrooms. There would also be a 22-car garage in the cellar, which is exactly the amount of parking required by zoning rules.
The first floor would have a lobby, fitness room, rec room and two apartments. Apartments would continue with six units each on floors two through seven, and five units on the eighth floor.
Dan Ionescu Architects will handle the design, and the developer is Winchester Equities, which offers short-term loans for buyers who need extra time to line up the cash to finance a project.
The new building will take up three neighboring lots at 2222-2226 Ocean Avenue, two of which sold earlier this month for a combined $3,709,772. The vacant lot on the right, at No. 2222, last changed hands for $450,000 in 2003, but the sale probably just hasn’t hit public records yet.
The site’s current occupants are two two-story townhouses, each of which has two apartments.
This neighborhood, which sits just south of Midwood, is known as Madison, but it was considered part of Marine Park or Sheepshead Bay until the early 90s.