Bushwick and Williamsburg have already started bracing for the MTA to shutdown the L train for 18 months starting in 2019, and many investors are looking elsewhere for development sites. But at the southern edge of the neighborhood, near the J train, new construction is still chugging along.
New building applications were filed yesterday to build a seven-story residential building at 1010 Bushwick Avenue, between Grove and Linden streets at the southern edge of Bushwick. There would be 13 apartments spread across 16,038 square feet of residential space, for average units of 1,233 square feet. Those spacious units could end up being condos, or simply three-bedroom rentals.
The cellar would hold a seven-car garage (which is required by zoning), bike storage, and storage for residents, and the top floor would include a roof deck.
The developer is Anya Levitov of Verus NYC, which lists an office address at a nearby new development on DeKalb Avenue, Colony 1209. Douglaston-based Versatile Engineering applied for the permits.
Verus scooped up the 5,400-square-foot lot in June for $2,000,000, paying roughly $124 per square foot of their planned project. A pretty, two-and-a-half-story brick house currently occupies the property, and it will have to meet the wrecking ball to make way for the new building. However, demolition permits have not yet been filed to knock down the home.
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