Permits Filed: 2 St Marks Place, Boerum Hill

2 St Marks Place, image via Google Maps2 St Marks Place, image via Google Maps

Barrett Design and Development has already made its mark on Boerum Hill with a boutique condo project at 440 Atlantic Avenue. Now they’ve filed new building applications for another upscale development just a few blocks south at 2 St Marks Place, on the corner of Third Avenue.

Thirteen apartments will fill the eight-story building, along with a little 561-square-foot retail space on the ground floor. They’ll be divided across 26,602 square feet of residential space, which works to spacious, 2,046-square-foot units. The first floor will host a garden duplex, topped by two units per floor on the second through sixth stories and one penthouse unit each on the seventh and eighth floors. Alex Barrett, who heads the eponymous development firm, tells us that each apartment will have two bedrooms and two baths.

The development won’t have any parking, because it’s not required for a small project like this one.

The property is currently home to a single-story commercial building with three shops, and demolition applications have already been filed, but not yet approved.

Barrett will serve as both architect and developer. He picked up the 3,900-square-foot corner lot for $5,650,000 in April, and appears to have purchased development rights from a neighboring co-op building at 12 St Marks Place.

While the new building won’t replace all of the retail space that’s about to be demolished, the small commercial space will help activate the development at street level. When the city downzoned Boerum Hill in 2011, City Planning decided to add a commercial overlay on this block, allowing new retail to grow.

Barrett is also converting the former Broken Angel House on Downing Street in Clinton Hill to condos, and construction is expected to finish sometime in the fall, according to Brownstoner. All eight condos in the former tenement building have entered contract, and two more units in a new townhouse next door are slated to hit the market later this year.

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