A six-story condo building is set to replace a 19th century townhouse at 162 South Portland Avenue in Fort Greene, and YIMBY has a rendering of the project planned near Barclays Center.
New building applications were filed last Friday for the 60-foot-tall structure, which will rise on the block directly behind Atlantic Center Mall. Five apartments would be spread across 6,891 square feet of residential space, for relatively spacious units averaging nearly 1,400 square feet. A duplex would occupy the basement and first floor, and the rest of the apartments would be full-floor units. Based on the rendering, the fourth and fifth floor units will get their own private balconies.
The building would have an elevator, and the project is small enough that zoning doesn’t require any parking. And residents won’t really need cars, since they’ll be able to catch most of the subway lines in Brooklyn only a block away at Atlantic Avenue.
The development will be taller than its neighbors, but it makes an effort to fit in with the historic homes on either side. The brick will blend in nicely, and the lighter facade panels on the ground floor try to match the garden floors of the old townhouses. PACS Architecture is responsible for the design.
The developer is Maria Villafane, who has owned the 20-foot-wide building since 1990. Demolition plans haven’t yet been filed for the two-story, three-unit home.
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