Last year, architect Charles Mallea filed plans for three neighboring buildings with 24 units on Starr Street, between Wilson and Central Avenues in Bushwick. Now YIMBY has renderings for the development, which will rise four stories, spanning the lots of 24-28 Starr Street.
Each building will have eight units spread across 5,400 square feet, which works out to rental-sized apartments at 675 square feet a piece. There will be two apartments per floor, including two duplexes with mezzanines on the top floor of 24 Starr.
This development was probably split into three buildings so the developer could avoid including parking, because zoning would require 12 parking spaces for a 24-unit building.
The exterior shifts between gray facade panels and asymmetric windows, some of which protrude slightly like unevenly stacked blocks. Angular, sometimes colored walls of floor-to-ceiling windows are apparently designed to unify the three buildings. It’s an unusual design that will likely breathe new life into a block filled with vinyl-clad row houses and a high school.
The developer appears to be a Bed Stuy-based group of investors, but permits list the owner as Lazer Waldman. A series of similarly named LLCs picked up the three adjacent properties on Starr Street last year for $1,970,000, according to public records.
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