Midwood is quietly experiencing a boom in residential development, and earlier this week, new building applications were filed for a seven-story residential building at 1533 East 19th Street, in the heart of the almost-suburban Brooklyn neighborhood.
The 70-foot-tall development will replace three single-family homes between Avenues O and P, just west of busy Ocean Avenue. Plans call for 51 units spread across 40,000 square feet of residential space, yielding rental-sized apartments of 784 square feet.
The first floor will have five units, topped by eight units each on floors two through six and six units on the top floor.
The project won’t have any parking except bike storage in the cellar, because it flies just under the city’s parking requirements. This part of Brooklyn doesn’t have the best subway access, but future residents will be able to walk about five blocks to the B and Q trains at Kings Highway and Quentin Road.
The developer is Benny Faize, based in Great Neck, and Roslyn, N.Y.-based Shahriar Afshari will handle the design.
One of the houses, No. 1533, changed hands for an undisclosed amount last year, and the others haven’t sold recently.