Anti-gentrification activists may have spent a year disrupting community board meetings over efforts rezone Prospect Lefferts Gardens and southern Crown Heights, but new construction in the area marches on. Down by the Sterling Street stop on the 2/5 trains, one developer has filed plans for a small residential building at 322 Lincoln Road, between Nostrand and Rogers Avenues in Prospect Lefferts Gardens.
The new project will fill a vacant lot nestled between a vinyl-clad wood frame house and little three-story, pre-war walkup. The five-story building will hold eight units and 6,211 square feet of residential space, yielding average units of 776 square feet.
The first and fifth floors will have just one unit each, and the intervening floors will host two units a piece. A small recreation area and bike storage will also take up part of the ground floor.
Kfir Yosef, doing business as a Hollis-based LLC, is the developer, and he has hired the ubiquitous Issac and Stern Architects to design the building.
The 2,835-square-foot lot has changed hands several times since 2008, when a developer first got approval to erect a four-story, eight-unit building there. After the owner of the three-story building next door claimed excavation had caused a crack in the foundation, the Department of Buildings slapped the site with violations and a stop work order. Construction stalled, and 322 Lincoln joined the DOB’s list of unfinished developments.
The property most recently changed hands in July for $550,000.