The southern edge of Borough Park was downzoned in 2007, limiting development in Dyker Heights and in the communities at its edges. But one developer is handling the low-density zoning by planning four small apartment buildings on Fort Hamilton Parkway between 63rd and 64th Streets.
Each of the buildings will reach four stories and hold four units. They’ll rise on a single large lot at the corner of 64th Street, and the property will become four separate tax lots with addresses at 6313-6317 Fort Hamilton Parkway and 961 64th Street.
Although the residential square footages will vary from 2,600 to 3,500 square feet, every building will include roughly 840 square feet of ground floor retail.
The 16-unit development won’t have any parking, and we expect that the developer filed it as four different buildings to duck the city’s onerous parking requirements.
The developer is Ai Yun Chan, based in Elmhurst, and the applicant of record is Chang Hwa Tan, a Flushing-based architect work appears throughout southern Brooklyn and eastern Queens.
The 9,200-square-foot plot is home to a car stereo business, and demolition plans have been filed, but not yet approved, to knock down the property’s little 700-square-foot structure. The lot last changed hands for $4,380,000 in December 2014.
This part of Brooklyn is still relatively affordable and has plenty of developable land, but its current zoning prevents anything taller than five stories. And Fort Hamilton Parkway could certainly support taller buildings, because it’s a relatively busy commercial corridor.