Boaz Gilad’s Brookland Capital is developing projects from Williamsburg to Flatbush, but now they’re venturing out to the edge of gentrified Brooklyn with a six-story development in Ocean Hill, in eastern Bed-Stuy. New building applications surfaced earlier today for the building at 15 Somers Street, right next to Fulton Street and the Rockaway Avenue stop on the C train.
The 55-foot-tall structure will replace a one-story commercial building between Fulton Street and Rockaway Avenue. The northern side of the block, where the building will rise, is lined with prewar brick row houses and a two-story preschool. A little pocket park with a community garden fills the south side.
It’ll hold 30 apartments divided across 20,517 square feet of residential space, for average units measuring roughly 680 square feet. Parking and recreation space will occupy the first floor, topped by seven units each on the second through fourth floors, five units on the fifth floor, and four on the sixth.
The project will include 15 parking spots – 10 off-street spaces and five on the first floor – which is the minimum required by zoning.
Feingold and Gregory Architects applied for the permits.
Demolition plans have already been filed for the current building, which used to host a restaurant equipment store and a company that sold doors, locks, and fences.
Brookland picked up the 9,300-square-foot property for $2,776,950 in August. The Bed-Stuy based firm is also building a four-story, six-unit development several blocks north of here, at 729 Decatur Street.
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