Permits Filed: 253 Tompkins Avenue, Bed-Stuy

253 tompkins avenue gmaps253 Tompkins Avenue, image via Google Maps

The Bedford-Nostrand G train stop is ground zero for new construction in Bed Stuy, and yesterday, plans were filed to construct a six-story building a few blocks to the east at 253 Tompkins Avenue, across the street from Herbert Von King Park.

The Issac and Stern-designed development would have eleven apartments spread across 9,748 square feet of residential space, for an average apartment clocking in at 886 square feet. Whether the project becomes rentals or condos hinges on the legislature’s decision about the 421-a abatement, a rep from developer Exclusive Homes told us. 

The first three floors would hold two units each, topped by a duplex and two single-floor units on the fourth and fifth stories and just one penthouse on the top floor. The duplex will have a large terrace, and the penthouse will get a private roof deck and a balcony.

The property is currently home to a three-story brick house, and demolition applications have already been filed to knock it down. The developer picked up the 3,200-square-foot corner plot for $790,000, or $82 per buildable square foot, last November, according to public records.

Exclusive Homes is based a few blocks away from 253 Tompkins at 914 Bedford Avenue, between Willoughby and Myrtle Avenues. They have over 25 projects in the works throughout Bed Stuy, Crown Heights and Prospect Lefferts Gardens.

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