Last week, YIMBY brought you news that 2100 Bedford Avenue in Flatbush had topped out. Now, we have a rendering for the eight-story project, which is being designed by the prolific and notorious Karl Fischer.
The apartment building replaced a collection of wood frame Victorian homes on Bedford between Lenox Road and Caton Avenue. The three houses met the wrecking ball last March, and now eight stories of concrete have risen on the 120-foot-wide lot.
The finished development will have 78 apartments and 60,394 square feet of residential space, yielding average units of 774 square feet. Rentals seem pretty likely, probably a mix of studios, one-, and two-bedrooms. Each floor will hold nine to eleven units, except for the ground floor, which will have only three units.
The cellar and first floor will have 38 parking spots, fulfilling the minimum required by the city’s car-friendly zoning code. Fortunately, the garage doesn’t mean the first floor will be walled off from the street. The rendering shows a glassed-in lobby and what we assume is a garage entrance next to the building.
Residents of several apartments on the upper stories will have glass balconies, and a setback after the sixth floor creates large private terraces for a few apartments on the seventh floor.
This building will only be slightly taller than the six-story, pre-war apartment blocks across the street. And it promises to look better than the two newish condo buildings next door, which were finished in 2006 and 2010 respectively. Two-bedrooms in the newer building, BeCa condos, rent for $2100 to $2500 a month.
Floral Park-based Metropolitan Homes is the developer. Their LLC picked up all three houses for a combined $4.6 million in August 2014. For those of you keeping score at home, that’s $76 for each square foot of residential space in the planned building.
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