Today, YIMBY is revealing the latest rendering for 428 Wythe Avenue, in Williamsburg. The new six-story design, with over 61,000 square feet of space within, has incorporated a limestone-colored façade. Exterior turquoise will also complement an arcade running the length of the site, along Wythe Avenue.
A development site in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood saw permits filed back in 2015 for a vertical and horizontal addition, at 523 Willoughby Avenue. Since then, the neighboring building has also met the wrecking ball, and the latest new building applications show a “major alteration” will result in a completely new structure, which YIMBY can reveal today.
A Brooklyn-based property owner has filed applications for four five-story, eight-unit residential buildings at 3506 Farragut Road, located on the southern end of East Flatbush. The buildings will measure 6,500 square feet each. Across all four, the apartments should average 750 square feet apiece, indicative of rentals. Asher Hershkowitz’s Brooklyn-based firm is the architect of record. The 5,700-square-foot plot is occupied by a two-story wood-framed house. Demolition permits have not been filed.
Now that the 421-a tax exemption is back from the dead, development is cranking into motion again in the outer boroughs. Last week, plans were filed for an eight-story residential project at 567 Ocean Parkway, near the southern edge of Kensington in Brooklyn.
East Flatbush hasn’t seen much development action since the 421-a tax break expired in January. But a little market-rate project is coming to the hood, possibly spurred by renewed negotiations over the controversial policy. A pair of five-story residential buildings may replace a detached house at 3603 Farragut Road, at the corner of Brooklyn Avenue in East Flatbush.