Two connected seven-story buildings with apartments and community facilities are coming to 630 and 632 East New York Avenue in East Flatbush, according to plans filed with the Department of Buildings yesterday.
The 70-foot-tall complex will fill two tax lots between Kingston and Albany Avenues, a few blocks north of Kings County Hospital Center. The residential building will have 26 apartments divided across 25,829 square feet, for spacious units averaging 993 square feet. They could be condos or large rentals, likely geared towards families.
The first three floors will have two units a piece, followed by five units each on the fourth through sixth floors and four on the top floor.
Then the building at 632 East New York Avenue (also known as 577 Maple Street) will include 16,520 square feet of community facilities. The Schedule A filing reveals community space on every floor, and it could either be medical offices or some kind of religious facility, like a yeshiva or synagogue.
A subterranean garage will have parking for 13 cars – just enough to satisfy zoning requirements.
The developer is Tzvi Lipsitz of Affordable Housing Real Estate Corporation, who has been quite busy in Brooklyn recently. Yesterday, he filed plans for a six-story mixed-use building next to Cook Mansion in Bushwick, and earlier this month, Soft Stone Development submitted applications to redevelop one of his properties in Crown Heights into a seven-story residential building with retail.
Engineer Julien Flander applied for the permit.
No. 632 – a through-block lot that also fronts Maple Street – last sold for $650,000 in 2010. A single-story storefront with a garage currently occupies the 8,000-square-foot lot. Then no. 630 is home to little, 714-square-foot woodframe house, which sold for $500,000 in June.
This part of Flatbush is particularly ripe for development, because property is still relatively affordable compared to Crown Heights, Lefferts Gardens and most neighborhoods closer to the park, and the subway isn’t too far away. The Sterling Street stop on the 2 and 5 trains is roughly a half mile from here, or a 10 to 15 minute walk.