Three buildings are rising at 760, 764 and 767a Bergen Street between Grand and Washington Avenues, on one of the busiest blocks for new construction in the Crown and Prospect Heights borderlands.
Each one will eventually rise four stories and hold eight units. 767a, pictured above, is the closest to the finish line and the smallest. The 5,492-square-foot building already has balconies, windows and a finished facade, and interior work is underway. Apartments there will average just 686 square feet each. The design isn’t particularly exciting, but it’s about what you’d expect for a small new building in the area.
Meanwhile on the south side of the block, the concrete and brick structure for 760 and 764 Bergen has topped out. They were filed as separate buildings to duck the city’s parking requirements, but they’ll share a facade and look like one building. When construction finishes, every story will include four apartments, with two penthouse duplexes on the fourth floor. There will be 16 apartments divided across 14,864 square feet of residential space, yielding nicely sized, 929-square-foot units. The condo market in western Crown Heights and Prospect Heights is quite strong, with units selling around $1,000 a square foot, so condos seem pretty likely.
Wu Chen of Elmhurst-based InFocus Design and Planning designed all three buildings, and permits list the developer as Bob Hinez of 760 Bergen LLC, headquartered in Williamsburg.
Construction signs say that work on 760-764 Bergen is expected to finish in the winter of 2015.