The superstructure for ODA’s future five-story hotel at 1548 Bedford Avenue is now above ground in Crown Heights. The site is located along Bedford Avenue between Union Street and Eastern Parkway, and is a couple of blocks away from Prospect Park. The 38,300-square-foot project will yield 100 hotel rooms, a ground-floor banquet hall and restaurant, café, and shared terraces on the third and fourth levels. The fifth floor will be topped with a rooftop garden and a bar. Yoel Schwimmer is the developer.
Tectonic walked by the site and took some recent photos of the progress.
A closer look at the images reveal the form work for the signature aches beginning to go up on the back side of the structure.
The exterior will be made of concrete and have a dark-colored charcoal hue.
The inside is going to have a landscaped central courtyard.
Forty-three hotel rooms will be housed on the second floor, 31 rooms on the third floor, and 26 rooms on the fourth floor. The most notable aspect of the structure is a distinctive perimeter of ground-floor arches. The property was formerly occupied by a gas station, which was bought by the developers for $7.2 million and demolished.
A number of subways are nearby, including the S at Botanic Garden station, the 3 at Nostrand Avenue Station, and the 2 and 5 at President Street Station. The Brooklyn Museum is a ten-minute walk to the west, along with access to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden and the Prospect Park Zoo. The Brooklyn Public Library and Grand Army Plaza are an extra five-minute walk further west from the Eastern Parkway Brooklyn Museum subway stop, which services the 2 and 3 trains.
Work on 1548 Bedford Avenue is expected to be completed before the end of 2020.