Flatbush

Crystal Tower

1355 Rogers Avenue Tops-Out, Flatbush, Brooklyn

Applications filed for a 255-unit affordable building at 2119 Caton Avenue aren’t the only progress YIMBY has to report for Flatbush today. Another new affordable and supportive housing development has now topped-out at 1355 Rogers Avenue, dubbed Crystal Tower, and designed by Delacour, Ferrara, & Church Architects. The project has 123 apartments spanning eight floors and 91,100 square feet of residential space; 74 of those units will be reserved for formerly homeless individuals, 41 will be for seniors and their families that are currently on the NYCHA waitlist, and eight three-bedroom units will be available to the community at large via lottery. Completion is expected by 2018, and the site is being developed by The Doe Fund and Crystal Ball, LLC.


2119 Caton Avenue

Permits Filed for 2119 Caton Avenue, Flatbush

Applications filed with the DOB show that Flatbush is about to see a 14-story infill project rise at 2119 Caton Avenue, two blocks southeast of the Q Train’s Parkside Avenue stop. The New York City Economic Development Corporation filed for the permits, and Freeform+Deform will be designing the structure, which will be comprised of 11,792 square feet of commercial space, 18,990 square feet of community facility space, and 193,822 square feet of residential space, to be divided amongst 255 rental apartments. The Real Deal spoke with the EDC, and reported that the building will be all-affordable, with low, moderate, and middle-income tiers. Completion is expected by 2020, and Magnusson Architecture and Planning is the architect of record.

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679 East 21st Street

Permits Filed for 679 East 21st Street, Flatbush, Brooklyn

An existing structure at 679 East 21st Street, in Brooklyn’s Flatbush neighborhood, is about to bite the dust for a new six-story development. Permits filed with the Department of Buildings show that the replacement will total 10,645 square feet, to be divided between 17 apartments, with the average unit size of 626 square feet indicative of rentals. The building will also include a penthouse level. Boaz Golani’s Beam Group is designing the project, and Pena Jovanny of Kendy Construction Corp is listed as the site’s developer.


Proposal for 7 Irvington Place

Landmarks Not Satisfied with Proposed Renovation of Eyesore House at 7 Irvington Place, Flatbush

Among all New York City’s glorious sites, large and small, there are some to which time has not been kind. One of them, the house at 7 Irvington Place in Flatbush, Brooklyn, has a new owner who has proposed renovations to the dilapidated structure. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission heard that proposal, but found that it did not meet its standard of appropriateness.

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1544 Nostrand Avenue

Four-Story, 10-Unit Residential Building Planned at 1544 Nostrand Avenue, Flatbush

A Brooklyn-based property owner has filed applications for a four-story, 10-unit residential building at 1544 Nostrand Avenue, in Flatbush. The project will measure 8,893 square feet and its residential units should average 889 square feet apiece. Two apartments on the fourth floor will also feature space in an upper penthouse level. It’s unclear whether the units will be rentals or condominiums. Michael Avramides’s Midtown East-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 3,285-square-foot site is occupied by a three-story residential structure. Demolition permits were recently filed.


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