Hudson Plans Another Big Project in Prospect Lefferts Gardens: 350 Clarkson Avenue

350 Clarkson Avenue, image via Google Maps350 Clarkson Avenue. Image via Google Maps.

Last year, Hudson Companies filed new building applications for their second large development in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, a 170-unit building at 310 Clarkson Avenue. Now the developer is planning an even larger 250-unit building on the same block at 350 Clarkson Avenue, between Nostrand and New York Avenues.

Plans filed on Friday call for 250 apartments spread across 200,048 square feet of residential space, for an average unit of 800 square feet. The development will reach eight stories into the air and include a 5,700-square-foot commercial space on the ground floor. Apartments will range from studios to three-bedrooms and have washer/dryers, central heat and air conditioning, and stainless steel appliances, according to Hudson’s page on the project.

There will also be a parking lot with 150 spaces, which is exactly the amount required by the zoning code. The city’s zoning requires parking for half the new apartments built in this neighborhood, but we can’t imagine many renters will need to drive, with the 2 and 5 trains a block and a half away at Withrop Street.

CetraRuddy will handle the design. The developer describes the facade as “a rhythm of recessed masonry expressions,” and explains that it “will be broken up with an expanse of copper panels towering over the residential lobby entrance and extending into dormers at the roof set-back.”

Together, 350 and 310 Clarkson will bring 420 apartments to a low-slung block next to Kings County Hospital. Both buildings will be eight stories, but they’ll probably look quite different. Jonathan Kirschenfeld crafted the look of 310 Clarkson, pictured below, and CetraRuddy’s design sounds more distinctive.

310 Clarkson Avenue, rendering by Jonathan Kirschenfeld Architect via Hudson

310 Clarkson Avenue, rendering by Jonathan Kirschenfeld Architects via Hudson Companies

Construction has already begun on 310, and is supposed to wrap in early 2017. Meanwhile, work isn’t scheduled to begin on 350 Clarkson until spring 2016. The project’s tentative completion date is in 2018.

Hudson paid $13.1 million for 318-350 Clarkson in March, after snapping up several other lots nearby for $10 million in September 2014.

The Union Square-based builder is also behind the controversial 23-story high rise under construction at 626 Flatbush Avenue, which has sparked a heated fight to downzone Prospect Lefferts Gardens.

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