Six-Story Proposal For 485 Tompkins Avenue Revealed In Stuyvesant Heights, Brooklyn

485 Tompkins Avenue (right side of photo), render by NV Design Architecture

A new six-story residential building at 485 Tompkins Avenue in Stuyvesant Heights, Brooklyn is about to undergo reviews by the Landmarks Preservation Commission. The proposal calls for the demolition of the two-story vacant building currently on site, and would create a new ground-up structure. The new building is being proposed and designed by NV Design Architecture.

The site for 485 Tompkins Avenue today, photo via Google Street View

The project site sits along Tompkins Avenue across from the First AME Zion Church to the west, between MacDonough Street to the north, and Decatur Street to the south. The property is 48 feet wide by 70 feet deep and covers a total of 3,376 square feet.

Rising about 120 feet above the street, the first and main setback starts on the fifth floor, 100 feet off the ground, making way for the shared rooftop terrace space. It aligns with the roof parapet and cornice line of the immediate adjacent four story building to the south, at 489 Tompkins Avenue. A second minor setback will be on the sixth floor, making way for a private balcony as part of the top section of the structure, which will be pushed back from the front elevation.

The existing building elevation (left) and the new proposed elevation (right), drawing by NV Design Architecture

485 Tompkins Avenue Sight Line section looking north, drawing by NV Design Architecture

The northern elevation of 485 Tompkins Avenue, drawing by NV Design Architecture

The back eastern elevation of 485 Tompkins Avenue, drawing by NV Design Architecture

The back elevation will rise the entire height of the building and be enclosed within a metal fence along the exposed perimeter on the north and east side of the property.

Two separate entrances are proposed for the ground level. One goes to three residential units on the first floor, while the second entrance takes residents up the rest of the building, and to the basement below. The second, third and fourth floor will each have three apartments, while the fifth floor will have one two-bedroom unit and a duplex that stretches to the sixth floor, featuring its own private roof terrace.

The site will go before the LPC for tentative approval later today.

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2 Comments on "Six-Story Proposal For 485 Tompkins Avenue Revealed In Stuyvesant Heights, Brooklyn"

  1. Please pardon me for using your space: I hope that demolition boom will work well on its way. According to project.

  2. I don’t think that’s 120 feet – I think it’s more like 63.

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