Back in March of 2015, YIMBY reported on new applications filed for a two-building residential project on the block-thru lot at 164 South Oxford Street and 171 South Portland Avenue, in Fort Greene, located within four blocks of the B, C, D, G, N, Q, R, 2, 3, 4, and 5 trains and Atlantic Terminal. Now, the developer, East River Partners, is moving forward with slightly more contextual plans than their initial proposal in 2014 and has revealed renderings of it to Curbed NY. The latest building permits describe the South Oxford Street component as a four-story, 11,070-square-foot structure with seven units. Its units should average 1,212 square feet apiece. The South Portland Avenue side will be a five-story, 19,732-square-foot building with nine units averaging 1,566 square feet apiece. The apartments, which will be condominiums, will come in two-, three-, and four-bedroom configurations. Work is currently underway and completion is expected in early 2017. Flatiron District-based Barry Rice Architects is the architect of record.
East River Partners
Early this year, the New York Daily News reported the landmarked three-story synagogue at 415 East 6th Street, in the East Village, was being partially converted into residential units, and now the structure’s penthouse addition is being constructed, per EV Grieve. The finished structure will stand five stories and measure 8,634 square feet, up from an original 6,344 square feet. The synagogue will continue to operate on the ground floor with 2,000 square feet, but three residential units are being built above, each averaging 2,115 square feet. East River Partners is developing, while Joseph Pell Lombardi is designing.