A collection of vacant lots in southern Bushwick is about to become housing. Applications have been filed to put up a five-story apartment building at 984 Madison Street, between Broadway and Bushwick Avenue.
The 65-foot-tall structure would fill a hole between two ramshackle wood-frame houses on a block just north of the elevated J train tracks. There would be 15 apartments divided across 12,375 square feet of residential space, for a typical, rental-sized unit measuring 825 square feet.
The developer is Bob Michaeli of Urban View, located on Broadway in South Williamsburg. The firm has finished several small apartment buildings throughout Brooklyn, in neighborhoods like Greenpoint, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Clinton Hill and Park Slope. They’re also working on a number of projects elsewhere in Bushwick, with small developments in the works on Willoughby Avenue, Kossuth Place, Schaefer Street and Covert Street.
Urban View picked up the three properties on Madison Street for a total $2.5 million in July, paying roughly $200 for each square foot of their planned project.
Woody Chen of Elmhurst-based InFocus Design applied for the permits.
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