It’s been two years since renderings first appeared for the oddly named “Ballgreen Complex” at 186 Lenox Road in Flatbush. The unfortunate design and green-tinted facade haven’t changed a bit. But construction has reached its full height at eight stories, and workers have begun installing windows at the site between Bedford and Rogers Avenues.
Gelu Durus Musica
Brooklyn-based property owner Yidel Kohn has filed applications for two four-story, eight-unit residential buildings at 141 Utica Avenue and 1184 St. Marks Avenue, in eastern Crown Heights. They will each measure 7,546 square feet and, across both, the residential units should average 682 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. The ground-floor apartments will also feature space in the cellar. Sander Weiss’s Brooklyn-based Gelu Durus Musica is the architect of record. The 5,180-square-foot corner lot is currently vacant. The Utica Avenue stop on the A/C trains is seven blocks away.
Triangle Assets has filed applications for two three-story, two-family residential buildings at 1433-1441 East 10th Street, in southern Midwood. They will each measure an enormous 15,200 square feet, which means the apartments will be very big. There will be 9,000 square feet of residential space in each, with one unit located on the ground floor and the second unit located on the second and third floors. Across both, there will be a total of five off-street parking spaces. Sandor Weiss’s Brooklyn-based firm Gelu Durus Musica is the architect of record. The 120-foot-wide, 12,000-square-foot assemblage is currently vacant. The Avenue M stop on the Q train is six blocks away.
Most of President Street in western Crown Heights is densely built out with townhouses, aging apartment blocks, a huge armory, and in some places, detached mansions. But every once in a while, the owner of a small commercial property bows to Crown Heights’ market pressures, either developing their property or selling it to someone who will.
Sasson Properties has filed applications for a five-story, 16-unit mixed-use building at 737 Liberty Avenue, in East New York, located two blocks equidistant from subway stops on either the J or C trains. The development will measure 21,856 square feet in total and will include 3,029 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Beginning on the second floor, there will be four residential units per floor. Apartments will average a relatively spacious 835 square feet apiece and will likely be rentals. The cellar will contain eight parking spots, which is the minimum required under zoning. Sandor Weiss’s Brooklyn-based Gelu Durus Musica is the applicant of record. Three- and two-story buildings, at 737 and 735 Liberty Avenue respectively, must first be demolished.