Revealed: 75 Ralph Avenue, 6-Story Residential Development Coming to Bed-Stuy

75 Ralph Avenue75 Ralph Avenue, image from Charles Mallea

Just about one year ago, YIMBY reported on permits for a new six-story residential building at 75 Ralph Avenue, in Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy. Now, we can reveal the project, which will be surprisingly attractive; Charles Mallea is the architect, and Solomon Feder of 75 Ralph LLC is the developer.

The 57-unit building will total 38,462 square feet, and the sub-700 foot unit average is likely indicative of rentals. The cellar will include two recreation rooms, 29 bike parking spots, and 29 regular parking spots. Above, there will be nine units on the first floor, and ten apartments on floors two through five. The penthouse level will have eight units.

The building’s facade will be predominantly brick, though it will be interspersed with either a plastic-looking metal or a metallic-looking plastic. Gridded windows are not typically paired with PTACs, but in this instance they do not look particularly horrible. Each window is on the same axis as the metal-looking plastic, which offers the beastly air-conditioning units an opportunity for camouflage.

In terms of its urban form, the project will be a net positive, and its envelope will be flush against its neighbors. There will also be a small setback between the fifth and penthouse floors, with terraces also located on the roof, per the greenery in the rendering.

75 Ralph Avenue replaces an old laundromat, and completion would appear likely by 2016 or so.

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2 Comments on "Revealed: 75 Ralph Avenue, 6-Story Residential Development Coming to Bed-Stuy"

  1. Sylvander jackson | February 19, 2016 at 7:36 am |

    Know one in this naborhood can afford the high rent. Whether you know it or not this a very low rent naborhood. I’m on disability with a yearly income of 12,000 an my girl gets 700 yearly. We’re am I suppose to live.

  2. Regina Robinson | April 28, 2016 at 7:04 pm |

    I was so please when I saw the finished building on 75 Ralph Ave, It makes the neighborhood look better as well. And thats always a plus !
    What are the unit sizes in the building. What is the starting rent ?
    Thank you.
    Regina Robinson.

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