Xiaying Li, doing business as a Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, six-unit residential building at 2370 West 11th Street, in southern Gravesend, located three blocks from the Bay 50th Street stop on the D train. The new building will measure 5,338 square feet in total and its residential units should average 820 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. The ground floor will host a single apartment along with an enclosed parking space. The next two floors will contain two units apiece and the fourth floor will have a full-floor apartment. Dezhang Fang’s Flushing-based Fang Architect is the architect of record. The 40-foot-wide, 4,000-square-foot lot is currently vacant.
Property owner Leon Chang has filed applications for a three-story, two-unit residential building at 2372 Boynton Place, in southern Gravesend, located a block from the Avenue X stop on the F train. The new building will encompass 4,500 square feet and will boast 3,873 square feet of residential space. One apartment will span the ground floor and the second will take up the second and third floors. If residential space is divided as such, the ground floor unit will measure 1,290 square feet and the second unit will measure a spacious 2,583 square feet. Jung Wor Chin Architect is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide lot is currently occupied by a two-story, single-family, wood-framed structure. Demolition permits have already be filed to raze it.
It’s hard to build taller than three stories in most of Gravesend, a middle-class neighborhood in southern Brooklyn populated by a diverse mix of Syrian Jewish, Puerto Rican, Chinese, Mexican, Russian, and Ukrainian immigrants. But along the neighborhood’s northern edge, on the border with Midwood and Bensonhurst, the city allows new mid-rise apartment buildings.
Guan Yu Li, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for a three-story, 12-unit residential building at 128 Bay 43rd Street, in western Gravesend, located four blocks from the 25th Avenue stop on the D train. The development will measure a total 11,515 square feet and its residential units will average 926 square feet apiece, which means either rentals or condominiums could be in the works. There will be eight surface parking spaces and 10 bicycle storage spaces. Lower Manhattan-based Jung Wor Chin Architect is the architect of record. The 67-foot-wide corner lot is currently vacant.
Anyone looking for a suburban-style mall has to travel to the outer edges of New York City, but there are a few sprawling commercial centers for New Yorkers who can drive to the southern reaches of Brooklyn. One of those malls is Ceasar’s Bay Shopping Center, a couple of acres of chain stores and parking lots on the shore of Gravesend Bay.