Dafna Development Group has filed applications for a five-story, two-unit mixed-use building at the vacant lot of 728 Prospect Place, in western Crown Heights, equidistant from subways stations serviced by the 2/3/4/5 and A/C trains. The building will total 4,440 square feet in total, with 1,425 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. Two duplex units will split the upper four levels, penthouse included. Suresh Manchanda’s L&C Associates is the architect of record.
Danny Gazal, operating under an anonymous LLC, has filed applications to renovate and expand the vacant four-story townhouse at 481 St Marks Avenue, in northwestern Crown Heights, six blocks from the Franklin Avenue stop on the 2, 3, 4 and 5 trains. A fifth-floor penthouse will be added up top, and six residential units — each averaging 930 square feet — will be sculpted out of the building. Philip Toscano is the architect of record.
Crown Heights has some of the fastest rising rents in all of Brooklyn. It’s gentrifying at a rate that merited two New York Times real estate section features in the last year, neither of which could resist mentioning riots that occurred 24 years ago. At the same time, new development is sweeping across the area, concentrated at the western edge between Washington and Nostrand Avenues.
Last fall, Brownstoner reported that developer Jeffrey Gershon had picked up a fairly large lot at 906 Prospect Place in Crown Heights for $3,500,000. Now he’s filed a new building application to erect a five-story condo building on the plot between New York and Brooklyn Avenues.
Crown Heights’ newest big rental building is inching toward the finish line at 505 St Marks Avenue between Franklin and Classon Avenues.