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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