The Menorah Home for the Aged’s long-neglected campus in Bushwick is about to sprout more apartments, after plans were filed to erect a new building and expand two old ones last month. Landlord Moshe Braver is planning a second new rental building at 885 Bushwick Avenue.
New building applications filed on Friday call for a six-story, 46-unit development. Those apartments will be spread across 37,087 square feet of residential space, yielding average units of 806 square feet. The first five floors will have eight units each, topped by six units and a shared terrace on the top floor.
The project will also include 23 bike storage spaces and off-street parking for 23 cars—the exact amount required by zoning. There will also be a 1,400-square-foot outdoor recreation space on the ground floor.
So far, the block-long property is getting a new 150-unit building, and the brick, turn-of-the-century building at 889 Bushwick Avenue will expand to six stories and 46 units. At least 20% of the apartments will be affordable, thanks to the 421-a tax exemption.
The curved 1950s nursing home at at the corner of Bushwick Avenue and Himrod Street will become the headquarters for Christian non-profit Metro World Child. The group plans to train and house missionaries there. Workers are currently renovating the Art Deco structure, and Metro World Child hopes to move in by the end of the year.
Bryon Russell of Syndicate Architecture is designing all four projects.