Brooklyn-based S R Builders has filed applications for a three-story, six-unit residential building at 209 McKinley Avenue, in eastern Cypress Hills, located five blocks from the Grant Avenue stop on the A train. The building will measure 6,080 square feet, which means units will average a relatively spacious 1,013 square feet. Arnold Montag’s Great Neck-based AM/PM Design is the architect of record, and the site’s former two-story wood-frame building was demolished back in 2008.
As the administration’s East New York rezoning marches through the public review process, small market-rate developments are growing on the neighborhood’s outskirts, away from the rezoning area south of Atlantic Avenue. One such project is in the works in Cypress Hills, the northern section of the neighborhood that stretches from Atlantic up to the acres of cemeteries along the Brooklyn-Queens border.
Blanca Otavalo, head of Fianzhin Builders Inc., has filed applications for two three-story residential buildings at 678-680 Jamaica Avenue, at the corner of Logan Street in Cypress Hills. Each building will have three residential units, averaging roughly 950 square feet apiece. Flavio Barros’ CB Engineering is the applicant of record, and a single-story garage structure must first be removed.
The proposed East New York rezoning is already drawing new development to the area near Broadway Junction, like a new hotel planned at 100 New Jersey Avenue in the shadow of the elevated J train tracks in Cypress Hills, East New York’s northern section.