Nashat Ibrahim of NM Architecture recently submitted proposals to the Landmarks Preservation Commission to facilitate the renovation an existing four-story building in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Located at 907 Saint Marks Avenue, the corner lot offers frontage on both Kingston Avenue and St. Marks.
A local family dentist currently occupies the building’s first floor. Windows on the building’s second through fourth floors are boarded closed and most likely indicate vacant, dilapidated space. It is not clear if the small medical office will remain in operation if renovations are approved.
The proposal illustrates updated entryways on the first floor for improved visitor experience and to better accommodate patients in wheelchairs. Plans also detail a wider door and a new wheelchair lift with access to lobby areas. On the side of the building facing Kingston Avenue, an existing entry ramp will be replaced with new stairs and a new door.
Above the first floor, the building’s façade would receive new brick treatments, a possible 2nd floor terrace level, replacement of the building’s aging cornices, and the removal of existing fire escapes.
Submitted proposals also include a strangely organized seven-bedroom apartment located on a portion of the first floor, with two standard bathrooms, two ADA-accessible bathroom, and a large central kitchen/living room area. The LPC will review the plans today.