An anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC has filed applications for a two-story, 21,000-square-foot commercial building at 2433 Knapp Street, located along the Plumb Beach Channel in far-eastern Sheepshead Bay. The structure will house a boat sales business with interior space to showcase eight vessels. The facility will also have off-street parking for 54 cars. Not specified is whether the project will include a dock, but since it’s located along the water, one would hardly be surprising. Steven Schneider’s New Jersey-based Schneider Associates is the architect of record. The 78,000-square-foot property, of which 25,000-square feet is developable, is vacant. In 2014, the site was on the market for $2.3 million. The latest owner acquired it in 2015 for $1.5 million.
Brooklyn-based GY Properties has filed applications for twin three-story, two-family mixed-use buildings at 2349-2353 Coney Island Avenue, in Sheepshead Bay, located six blocks from the Avenue U stop on the Q train. From north to south, they will measure 6,439 and 6,498 square feet respectively. The ground floors in each structure will host 1,901 and 1,925 square feet of retail space. Across both buildings, the project’s four full-floor residential units should average 1,304 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. Danny Isla’s Long Island-based Isla Engineering Service Company is the applicant of record. The 40-foot-wide plot is currently vacant.
Yoni Levy, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for an eight-story, six-unit residential building at 1657 East 19th Street, in northern Sheepshead Bay, located five blocks from the King Highway stop on the B/Q trains. The structure will encompass 11,747 square feet and its residential units should average a spacious 1,933 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. There will be one apartment per floor on floors two through six, followed by a single unit occupying the seventh and eighth floors. The ground floor will host the lobby, bike storage space, and a three-car garage. Joseph Spector’s Financial District-based Dome Architecture, Design & Engineering Group is the architect of record. Demolition permits for the site’s existing two-story house were filed in January.
Neighborhoods like Midwood and Sheepshead Bay are a largely untapped market for commercial development. But developers are starting to realize that there’s growing demand for new office space in heavily trafficked shopping corridors near the subway, even in southern Brooklyn. One property owner near the northern border of Sheepshead Bay took the plunge in 2014 and decided to demolish a few two-story commercial buildings at 1601 Kings Highway.
Back in September of 2014, YIMBY reported on applications for a 28-story, 236-unit residential building at 1501 Voorhies Avenue, in southern Sheepshead Bay, located directly adjacent to the Sheepshead Bay stop on the B/Q trains. Now, Sheepshead Bites reports foundation work is well underway on what permits say will eventually be a 275,892-square-foot building. The residential units, which will be a mix of condominiums and rental apartments, should average a relatively spacious 1,169 square feet apiece. The tower’s lower portions will host 13,530 square feet of commercial space, and amenities include 124 parking spaces, many located in an underground garage, storage for 118 bikes, a fitness center, a pool and spa, and and common outdoor spaces. AvalonBay and Muss Development are the developers, and Perkins Eastman Architects is behind the design. Completion is expected in 2018.