A huge parking lot in the middle of Bed-Stuy is about to become housing. New building applications have been filed to put up a seven-story residential development at 539 Gates Avenue, between Throop Avenue and Marcus Garvey Boulevard.
The building would have 112 apartments divided across 84,732 square feet of residential space, for a typical, rental-sized apartment of 756 square feet.
The cellar and basement levels would host the super’s apartment, recreation room, management office, and storage, and each of the above ground floors would have 13 to 17 units. The top floor would include a roof deck.
There would also be a 20-car parking lot, which is far fewer parking spots than the project would have if it were entirely market-rate. The development appears to be partially or fully affordable. Since the parking lot is currently used by tenants of the ’70s-era affordable rental buildings next door, it would make sense if this new building was also slated to become below-market housing.
Fieldston-based Willard J. Price Associates are the developers, and engineer Peter Franzese, who’s headquartered in the East Village, applied for the permits.
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