A proposal to construct a new two-unit residential building on a vacant Brooklyn lot hit a brick wall at the Landmarks Preservation Commission. On Tuesday, both the members of the commission and the public rejected the proposal for 39 South Elliott Place, located between DeKalb and Lafayette avenues in the Fort Greene Historic District.
Back in July of 2015, it was revealed that the New York City Housing Authority was planning an all-affordable residential building at 110 St. Edwards Street, located at the corner of Myrtle Avenue within the Ingersoll Houses public housing development, in Fort Greene. Now, a rendering, along with additional details, have been revealed on the building in a report by the New York Times. The building will rise 16 stories and will host 145 below-market rate, senior-exclusive (62-years-old and up) rental apartments. The project, dubbed Ingersoll Senior, will also include a senior center featuring a variety of services. BFC Partners is the developer and will ground-lease the property from the city. Construction is expected to begin next year.
In January, the 32-story BAM South tower at 300 Ashland Place (then known as 286 Ashland Place), in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, topped out. Since then, nearly all of the façade pieces have been installed, as seen in photos by our friend Tectonic.
In January, we reported on a proposal for a four-story, three-unit residential building on the vacant lot at 348 Clermont Avenue. That’s between Lafayette and Green avenues in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene Historic District. Its design was initially rejected by the Landmarks Preservation Commission. On Tuesday, after a rethink, a more traditional design won them over.
Brooklyn-based Urban View Realty has filed applications for a four-story, four-unit residential building at 399 Adelphi Street, in southern Fort Greene, located five blocks from the Lafayette Avenue stop on the C train. The structure will measure just 5,000 square feet and all of its residential units will have full-floor configurations. The fourth-floor penthouse units will feature, in addition, a fifth-floor penthouse level. The apartments will most likely be condominiums. Woody Chen’s Elmhurst-based Infocus Design & Planning is the architect of record. The project would rise on a 25-foot-wide vacant lot, although the plot of land is associated with the building next door and must first be subdivided.