New construction doesn’t happen often in Ditmas Park, because the city has protected most blocks from development with zoning that only allows the construction of one- or two-family homes. But near the border with Flatbush, new apartment buildings are allowed to sprout.
All over Bed-Stuy, little row houses are giving way to apartment buildings. The latest example comes to us from the neighborhood’s western borderlands with Clinton Hill, at 169 Lexington Avenue.
A small ivy-covered wood frame house bit the dust last year on Quincy Street between Malcolm X Boulevard and Patchen Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Now a small apartment building is set to rise in its place, and YIMBY has a rendering of the project.
The last few years have brought a wave of new construction to Pacific Street in Prospect Heights and western Crown Heights. From townhouses to mid-rise condo buildings, the area is booming with expensive real estate that replaced garages and aging row houses. Now, YIMBY has a look at another project coming to the area at 953 Pacific Street, between Washington and Grand avenues.
Brooklyn-based Infinity Properties has filed applications for a four-story, 10-unit residential building at 203 Quincy Street in western Bedford-Stuyvesant. The project will measure 10,866 square feet and its residential units should average 748 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. One of the apartments on the fourth floor will feature space on an upper penthouse level. Forest Hills-based ARC Architecture + Design Studio is the architect of record. The 38-foot-wide, 3,750-square-foot plot was occupied by a three-story townhouse until that was demolished this past summer. The Bedford-Nostrand Avenues stop on the G train is four blocks away.