Fogarty Finger Architecture has debuted new renderings of a nine-story residential building at 457 Grand Avenue in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. The newly subdivided tax lot where the development will be located was originally designated to the Bethel Seventh-day Adventist Church, constructed in 1882. Ranger Properties was allowed to proceed with construction following a $2.1 million transfer of land rights to repurpose the church’s underutilized parking lot. The development also required an approved tax lot division, which successfully passed through the Department of Buildings in 2018.
The new building will contain 120,809 square feet and include 112 apartments. Twenty percent of the units are earmarked as permanently below-market rate. An additional allotment of apartments will include shared‐suite residences also offered at below-market rate.
The exterior of the new residential development is described as a sympathetic gesture to the church’s historic design and attempts to incorporate both Romanesque gestures and modern elements in one cohesive structure. In this regard, the building will be clad in a similarly hued masonry façade with arching oversized windows along the exterior of the residential component. The structure also features arched entryways and a large setback area that will support an assortment of outdoor amenities.
The ground floor of the property will include an unspecified mix of retail businesses.
According to the architects, construction is expected to wrap by summer 2021.
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Thank you: Even if reporting from you won’t laugh, but I can feel the freshness of thought from developers. As well as communication of the conflict, I was not found.
Long overdue, that parking lot was an eyesore. Note that there is another new building going up right across the street at the same time in a formerly empty lot. This stretch of Fulton is getting built out, the only remaining underutilized properties are the post office and adjacent parking lot and the laundromat/ parking lot to the west of Grand.
This is a good project. Attractive to look at, inviting at street level, and replaces a parking lot.
The Villa Rosa Bonheur was indeed a very pretty building and it is sad to see it go.
However, several people are misguided to believe it was a protected landmark. It was not. It was a private property that was sold on the open market for not much money. Which shows that the building itself was not worth much and/or there was not much demand for it.
The architect who designed the Villa Rosa Bonheur and Villa Bronte in 20’s had a beautiful vision for the this beautiful hilly neighborhood. Nonetheless, that vision was already destroyed in the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s when the neighborhood became crowded with utilitarian and unappealing high rises.
I love this neighborhood and am also concerned with parking and the fact that the streets are already overcrowded. However, I also understand that we lack services. The closest shopping area is the depressing and run down strip on Knolls Crescent where businesses are closing. New developments can bring in new people and hopefully also improve the services provided in the area.