Permits Filed: 1201 President Street, Crown Heights Apartments and Synagogue

1201 President Street, image via Google Maps1201 President Street, image via Google Maps

Most of President Street in western Crown Heights is densely built out with townhouses, aging apartment blocks, a huge armory, and in some places, detached mansions. But every once in a while, the owner of a small commercial property bows to Crown Heights’ market pressures, either developing their property or selling it to someone who will.

YIMBY came across one of those properties yesterday 1201 President Street, a single-story garage between Nostrand and New York avenues. The President Street stop on the 2 and 5 trains is around the corner, and the Nostrand Avenue 3 train stop sits a block away on Eastern Parkway.

Salomon Ezagui has filed plans for a six-story, mixed-use building there. The cellar and first two floors would be devoted to a 9,600-square-foot synagogue, followed by 16 apartments. The project will only have 11,375 square feet of residential space, yielding average units of 710 square feet. There will also be nine parking spots – the minimum required to satisfy the site’s R6 zoning.

The current owner is headquartered in a house across the street, and he’s hired Midwood-based archiect Sandor Weiss, of Gelu Durus Musica.

The 6,400-square-foot property hasn’t changed hands since 1990. And demolition plans have not yet been filed for the property’s current garage.

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5 Comments on "Permits Filed: 1201 President Street, Crown Heights Apartments and Synagogue"

  1. Choose the planning from old to new building, until preparing for the coming project.

  2. Richard Grayson | May 27, 2016 at 9:50 am |

    I’ve lived a few blocks away, on the southwest corner of Nostrand and Crown, and my dentist is around the corner. A lot of my former neighbors in this area feel they are being pushed out of Crown Heights. Does this include any affordable housing or is it all market-rate?

  3. nothing new | May 29, 2016 at 3:43 pm |

    no such thing as affordable in Crown Heights especially on President street. You can bet it will be a high end project

  4. crownheightser | May 30, 2016 at 9:39 am |

    who needs another shul in crown heights.

    i guess he will get a tax break!

  5. There is a shortage of Shuls thank you very much j

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