Permits Filed for 263 Prospect Avenue in Greenwood Heights, Brooklyn

263 Prospect Avenue in Greenwood Heights, Brooklyn via Google Maps

Permits have been filed for a five-story mixed-use building at 263 Prospect Avenue, site of the former Grand Prospect Hall reception hall in Greenwood Heights, Brooklyn. Located between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, the lot is one block from of the Prospect Avenue subway station, serviced by the R train. George Rigas is listed as the owner behind the applications. The reception hall sold for $22.5 million to Gowanus Cubes, an LLC operated by Angelo Rigas.

The proposed 50-foot-tall development will yield 140,420 square feet designated for residential space. The building will have 147 residences, most likely condos based on the average unit scope of 955 square feet. The masonry-based structure will also have a cellar, a 30-foot-long rear yard, and 180 enclosed parking spaces.

Hill West Architects is listed as the architect of record.

Demolition permits were filed last year. An estimated completion date has not been announced.

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8 Comments on "Permits Filed for 263 Prospect Avenue in Greenwood Heights, Brooklyn"

  1. David in Bushwick | February 2, 2022 at 8:05 am | Reply

    Well, destroying this building is a damn shame. And why will there be 180 parking spaces?!
    It’s going to be ugly…

    • This site should be upzoned. It is a block from the subway and the current low-density R6B zoning on the site limits FAR to 2.0 and requires parking for 50% of the dwelling units. This is such a waste to loose a historic building to gain only a handful of apartments.

      • 100%

        I hate to see this building demolished at all, but yes at a bare minimum this area should not be seeing demolitions and replacements of roughly the exact same height and density. Ridiculous. They’re building highrises on the Gowanus Canal, but this site sees 5 floors. Absolute insult to injury.

  2. P A I N F U L

  3. Well this is some real bullsh*t to wake up to. Pathetic.

  4. what a disaster .
    He destroyed the Great Prospect hall for this garbage.
    This building should have been landmarked a long time ago before it was destroyed.

  5. This is very sad. They should’ve renovated the building and made it something new.

  6. I’m not NIMBY, but there needs to be a stronger push to save historic buildings. There has to be a balance between history and new development. Right now, that balance has tilted too far to the new development side.

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