Construction has kicked off on a five-story, 43-unit apartment building at 445 Vanderbilt Avenue in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. Loketch Group, the project’s primary developer, released renderings of the property early last year from Marvel Architects. The Meral Property Group is credited as co-developer of the project.
The residential component will span 44,875 square feet. This includes a mix of 43 apartments ranging from studios to three-bedroom layouts. As previously reported by YIMBY, available amenities will include a fitness room, a communal lounge, cold and dry storage facilities, and parking accommodations for 25 vehicles.
Updated renderings were posted on the construction fence, revealing a red and gray masonry façade with dark metal window framing. While unconfirmed, the presence of foliage atop a fifth floor setback and roof level could indicate a mix of private terraces for select units, or communal rooftop area.
The project team has not confirmed any plans for these outdoor amenity spaces. Anticipated pricing for the rental properties has also not been revealed.
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Marvel does wonderful design work in NYC, but somehow this design is a little off the mark. As a multi-family building, it looks to be trying to be a series of large scale townhouses. One story less, or foregoing the dormer would have made a big difference, but leaving ZFA on the table would have been a no-no. Alternatively, embracing the larger scale could have been a better approach. Their State Street or Bond and Third Street projects are much better examples of how the grouped townhouse windows in this design can be successful. Nobody gets it right all the time.
Could I bid the HVAC work on this project?
Need two bedroom