Multi-block redevelopments are becoming commonplace in the formerly industrial areas that border the burgeoning residential blocks of northwest Brooklyn, and now another major site has been added to the list. Yesterday, City Planning approved the Pfizer redevelopment in South Williamsburg, which will see the derelict 4.2-acre site completely revitalized.
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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.
Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood has been brimming with infill developments both large and small as of late, and now, building applications have been filed for a nine-story mixed-use structure at 6307 4th Avenue. Plans list the Metropolitan New York Synod as the developer, and show the project will have a 7,600 square-foot community facility component, topped by 49,916 square feet of residential space, which will be divided amongst 73 units. Christine Hunter of Magnusson Architecture and Planning is listed as the architect, and the site is currently occupied by a two-story church building that must first be demolished.
Building applications have been filed for a substantial new development at 5102 4th Avenue, in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood. The structure will stand eight stories tall, and span a total construction area of about 72,000 square feet. Within that, 42,233 square feet will be dedicated to residential space, and 12,442 square feet will be allotted for a new community facility, in this case, a library. The library will span the cellar, first, and second floors, while the residential portion will also begin on the second floor. The project’s 50 apartments will average about 840 square feet apiece, indicative of rentals. Magnusson Architecture and Planning is the architect, and HPD is the site’s developer.
East New York has been in the headlines recently thanks to a major rezoning that is paving the way for the area’s transformation into a denser and fully revitalized neighborhood, and now YIMBY has the first images of a major new development coming to 1427-1449 Loring Avenue. The plans, designed by Magnusson Architecture and Planning, PC, would result in four buildings covering an entire city block.