Crown Heights-based developer Hello Living is putting up new buildings all over central Brooklyn, mostly in neighborhoods north and east of Prospect Park. YIMBY recently swung by the firm’s sizable development under construction at 271 Lenox Road, at the corner of Nostrand Avenue in Flatbush.
The building appears to be rising fast, and the concrete structure is up to 12 or 13 stories above street level. When work is finished, the building will hold 55 rental apartments, 8,900 square feet of ground floor retail, and a 600-square-foot non-profit art gallery. Those 55 units will be divided across 52,774 square feet of residential space, creating an average apartment of 960 square feet.
Apartments will begin on the second floor, and each story will have three to four units. Two of the top floor apartments will be duplex penthouses. There will also be a subterranean garage for 33 cars, which is the minimum amount of parking needed to satisfy zoning rules.
Loadingdock5 Architecture is designing the building. It will likely incorporate energy-efficient features, like many of the developments Hello Living has finished in the last few years. Nearby at 651 New York Avenue, Loadingdock5 used passive house design to create a building that will save future condo owners money on energy costs. The walls have four inches of insulation, and the windows are triple-paned, in order to trap heat inside during the winter and cool air in the summer.
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