Just east of Prospect Park in Brooklyn, Prospect Lefferts Gardens is seeing almost as much new construction as its pricier neighbor to the north, Crown Heights. Filings for new buildings roll in every few weeks, ranging from little market-rate developments to partially affordable megaprojects from developer Hudson Companies. Now we have an application for a five-story apartment building at 195 Hawthorne Street, between Bedford and Rogers Avenues.
Prospect Lefferts Gardens
Anti-gentrification activists may have spent a year disrupting community board meetings over efforts rezone Prospect Lefferts Gardens and southern Crown Heights, but new construction in the area marches on. Down by the Sterling Street stop on the 2/5 trains, one developer has filed plans for a small residential building at 322 Lincoln Road, between Nostrand and Rogers Avenues in Prospect Lefferts Gardens.
Bed-Stuy-based CGS Builders has been filing applications since March for a six-story, 29-unit residential building at 620 Parkside Avenue, in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, right around the corner from the 2 and 5 trains’ stop at Winthrop Street. The building will measure 26,076 square feet in total, and units will average 900 square feet apiece, in varying configurations of three to six per floor. Midtown-based Michael Avramides is the architect of record, and the lot is currently vacant.
So far this month, we’ve covered the Loketch Group’s planned 54-unit building in Ridgewood, and the design for the firm’s planned conversion and expansion on South 3rd Street in Williamsburg. Now we’ve got the first look at one of the developer’s ground-up projects in East Flatbush, 490 Lefferts Avenue.
Last year, Hudson Companies filed new building applications for their second large development in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, a 170-unit building at 310 Clarkson Avenue. Now the developer is planning an even larger 250-unit building on the same block at 350 Clarkson Avenue, between Nostrand and New York Avenues.