It’s been two years since renderings first appeared for the oddly named “Ballgreen Complex” at 186 Lenox Road in Flatbush. The unfortunate design and green-tinted facade haven’t changed a bit. But construction has reached its full height at eight stories, and workers have begun installing windows at the site between Bedford and Rogers Avenues.
The building also appears to be getting PTAC units, which will punch through the facade and mar the exterior. The finished project will have 80 apartments and 54,783 square feet of residential space, for a typical apartment measuring 684 square feet. Tenants will also have access to a 40-car garage in the cellar (required by zoning) and a top-floor roof deck.
Sandor Weiss, of Sheepshead Bay-based Gelu Durus Musica, is responsible for the design.
Permits list the developer as Steven Kohn, doing business as an LLC headquartered in Bed-Stuy. However, the property has changed hands since building plans were first filed in 2014. The new owner, a different Bed-Stuy-based LLC, picked up the 15,430-square-foot lot for $7 million in December 2015.
The site has also racked up quite a list of violations from the Department of Buildings. Ballgreen currently has nine open DOB violations, and a partial stop work order is currently in effect. While we were shooting these construction photos, we watched as workers refused to admit inspectors from the DOB and Con Edison into the site.
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