The attractive five-story factory at 326 Junius Street in Brownsville has been a boxing gym, a community center, and a church. And now, alteration applications have been filed to convert the 1920s building at the corner of Blake Avenue into a 114-key hotel.
In the borderlands between East New York, Brownsville and Ocean Hill, one developer is planning supportive housing on an industrial block that the city plans to rezone for residential. New building applications were filed today for a six-story development at 2414a Atlantic Avenue, between Sackman Street and East New York Avenue.
On the vacant triangular lot at 1815 Eastern Parkway, in northern Brownsville, Mayer Meisels has filed applications for a four-story, 10-unit residential building, four blocks from either the Rockaway Av. stop on the C train and the East New York LIRR station. The building will measure 9,720 square feet, which means units will average 972 square feet. Kenneth Thomas is the applicant of record.
Market-rate construction isn’t hard to find in eastern Crown Heights and Ocean Hill, but it’s still pretty unusual a few blocks south in Brownsville, where the neighborhood’s reputation tends to scare off investors.
Linwood Homes Inc. has filed applications for two three-story, three-unit residential buildings on two vacant lots at 2315-2317 Pacific Street, in northern Brownsville.