Permits Filed: 45 Lenox Road, Flatbush

45 Lenox Road, image via Google Maps45 Lenox Road, image via Google Maps

A six-story apartment building may grow on a vacant lot at 45 Lenox Road, between Flatbush and Bedford avenues in Flatbush.

A Tudor Revival-style house once stood here, but it was torn down just before the recession hit in 2008. The 43-foot-wide lot has changed hands twice since then – most recently for $500,000 in November 2014. Now the owners have finally filed plans to develop it.

The new building would have 37 apartments divided across 26,807 square feet of residential space, for average, rental-sized units of 724 square feet.

The first four floors would hold seven units each, topped by four units on the fifth floor and a roof deck. And five apartments would occupy the basement, which would be set up like the pre-war apartment complexes on either side. Per the building code, tenants can only live in a basement if at least half the floor reaches above curb level.

The development doesn’t have to include any parking, because it’s small enough to avoid the zoning requirements. But tenants will have space to store 26 bikes in the cellar and basement.

The developer is listed as Ofer Prager, doing business as an LLC based in Bed-Stuy. And he’s hired Issac and Stern Architects – who seem to work on the majority of new buildings in central Brooklyn – to design the project.

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TFC Horizon

5 Comments on "Permits Filed: 45 Lenox Road, Flatbush"

  1. ex brooklyn guy | February 4, 2016 at 9:24 am |

    Dreary location near Flatbush Avenue, not the safest area.

    • Could you explain your prejudice against our neighborhood? Your name indicates you don’t live anywhere near here – so why do you care?

      • ex brooklyn guy | February 4, 2016 at 2:38 pm |

        It’s not prejudice. This is a publicly available website. Just my opinion that anyone who rents in these marginal areas is asking for trouble.

        • Public availability of a website has nothing to do with the validity of your opinions. Perhaps if you fleshed out your comments on these “marginal areas” we could all have a better understanding of what sort of trouble you imagine.

  2. exciting news! i live on this block and this empty lot has been a drag for years. it recently got a new chainlink fence and less garbage (presumably when the new owners took charge) but i’ve been waiting to see something built up on it. it’s a beautiful wide block with green lawns and lovely people and close to the B/Q express stop to boot. and yes, Flatbush avenue, which i would remind ex brooklyn guy has gained some fancy restaurants and bars since the last time he was in the area, undoubtedly 20 years ago

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