There aren’t many big development sites left in the heart of Bedford-Stuyvesant, but one developer managed to snag a block-through site at 270 Nostrand Avenue, right around the corner from the Bedford-Nostrand G train stop. Aaron Lebovits’ Park Developers and Builders filed new building applications on Friday for a 241-unit apartment building on the lot between Dekalb Avenue and Koscuiszko Street.
The seven-story development would host 163,785 square feet of residential space, for an average unit size of just 679 square feet. Apartments would begin on the second floor, with 45 units per story through the sixth floor and 21 units on the seventh floor. The new building would reach 78 feet into the air and front Nostrand, Dekalb, and Koscuiszko.
The first floor would include a 121-car garage—the minimum amount of parking required to satisfy zoning requirements. The property also lacks commercial zoning, because it’s been a nursing home since the mid-1970s. Most of the other properties on this stretch of Nostrand have commercial overlays that allow new retail, but this developer will end up building parking instead of retail on a bustling corner in Bed-Stuy. The B44 local and Select Bus Service stop here, and the G train is only a block south.
Marvin Rubin, doing business an LLC, picked up the 47,634-square-foot plot for $15,600,000 in June.
The site is currently home to a four-story, 73,000-square-foot nursing home, run by the CABS Nursing Home Company. Park Developers filed demolition plans to knock it down in September, and the architect for the project is IMC Architecture.