One of the last big development sites in central Crown Heights is a Rite Aid at 1040 St Johns Place, between Brooklyn and Kingston Avenues. Now new building applications have been filed to erect a seven-story building on the big property, which is currently a Rite Aid.
Yaniv Shalom, president of Hillside Development, has filed applications for a four-story, two-unit residential townhouse at 1511 Pacific Street, in northern Crown Heights, three blocks south of the C train’s stop at Kingston Avenue. The building will measure 2,176 square feet and span just 16 feet across the vacant lot. One residence will occupy the bottom two floors while the second unit spans the top remaining space, with each unit averaging 1,088 square feet. Jamaica-based Banji Awosika Architect is the applicant of record.
One of the largest new residential projects filed in Crown Heights last year was 111 Montgomery Street, a 12-story apartment building planned for a lot next to the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. Developer PWR Holdings has put the site on the market, and YIMBY has a rendering for the building that could rise there.
Heritage Equity Partners and Rabsky Group’s big residential development is finally rising at 564 St. Johns Place, between Franklin and Classon Avenues in Crown Heights.
Property owner Simon Lichtenstien has filed applications for a four-story residential development on a sliver of land at 800-830 Empire Boulevard, on the border of Crown Heights and East Flatbush. Located six blocks south of the Utica Avenue stop on the 3, 4 and 5 trains, the project will total 36 residential units across 21,339 square feet. Units will average a very small 593 square feet apiece, and will technically be broken up into two buildings, with 16 and 20 units, respectively. Rego Park-based Grigori Zinkevitch is the architect of record, and a single-story structure must first be demolished.