Until recently, Prospect Lefferts Gardens was mostly overlooked by developers busy constructing high-rise, high-value residential towers in other sought-after Brooklyn neighborhoods. Permits filed at 319 Lenox Road, however, are the latest in a slew of new mid to high-rise developments taking shape in the landmarked, historic district.
Designed by Charles Mallea Architect, the proposed eight-story, 74-foot-tall building will contain 20,276 square feet of residential space. The project will house 28 rental units at about 730 square feet each and an enclosed eight-vehicle parking structure. Future occupants will enjoy easy access to both the 2 and 5 trains at Winthrop Street, and quick walks to Prospect Park’s southeast corner.
The existing three-story structure was constructed in 1901 and functioned as a two-family residence. The property sold in April 2018 for $2.37 million to its current owner Jack Lipman under the entity 319 Lenox Road LLC.