Another day, another new development headed for central Bushwick. Yesterday’s crop of filings brought applications for a five-story apartment building at 1351 DeKalb Avenue, just north of elevated M train tracks that run along Myrtle Avenue.
Charles Mallea’s M Architecture will design the building, which is one of several projects they’re working on in the north Brooklyn neighborhood. The 55-foot-tall project would replace three small houses between Wilson and Central avenues. The site sits two short blocks from the Central Avenue M stop, and the soon-to-be-shutdown L train is a 10-minute walk away on DeKalb Avenue.
The 27-unit development would hold 17,816 square feet of residential space, for average units of 659 square feet. There would be four to six units on each floor, and the cellar would have laundry and bike storage. The project would also include a 14-car parking lot, which is the minimum amount of parking needed to fulfill zoning requirements.
Joel Brach, who is based in Monroe, N.Y., is the developer. He purchased two of the houses for a combined $2,425,000 last year, and the third home, at 1357 DeKalb Avenue, has not yet changed hands. Overall, the site spans 8,300 square feet.
Demolition plans have already been filed to knock down all three two-story houses.