Now that the city has started public review for the East New York rezoning, developers have begun pushing even deeper into the neighborhood, close to the border with Queens. New building applications have now been filed for one of these far-flung projects at 731-735 Autumn Avenue, a block west of the MTA’s Pitkin Avenue Yard.
The plans call for three three-story homes, much like the little rowhouses that line the rest of the block. 733 and 735 will be quite large, holding 8,490 square feet each. Then 731 will have 2,830 square feet. The development is clearly market-rate, and it signals that economic progress may be coming to the more remote parts of East New York, as well as the area that the city plans rezone near Broadway Junction.
The three buildings will have just two units a piece. Their layouts will be identical: one unit on the ground floor topped by a duplex. There will also be three parking spaces for each building, which is even more than zoning here requires.
The property consists of three long-abandoned lots at the corner of Dumont Avenue, several blocks south of the Euclid Avenue stop on the A and C trains. The 6,400-square-foot site was acquired by the city in 2004, and public records show that its tax lien sold in August. But no deed has been filed yet.
Residents here can walk for 10 or 15 minutes and find themselves in Lindenwood, the western half of Howard Beach in Queens. So the zoning is essentially suburban, capping heights at 30 feet and requiring parking for 85% of units. And the developer, Matthew Adhoot, is maxing out the low density that the city allows here.
Meanwhile, the zoning on the next block is a much more generous R6. The city developed a series of 20-story Mitchell Lama buildings there by decking over part of the MTA yard in 1971.
Pirooz Soltanizadeh applied for the permit.