Yosef Streicher, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for a five-story, 20,421-square-foot mixed-use commercial building at 5501 New Utrecht Avenue, in the heart of Borough Park. The ground floor will host 3,200 square feet of retail space, followed by a 171-child daycare center on the second and third floors, and medical offices on the fourth and fifth floors. Charles Mallea’s Brooklyn-based M Architecture is the architect of record. The irregularly-shaped, 3,351-square-foot lot, at the corner of 55th Street, is currently occupied by a single-story commercial building. Demolition permits haven’t yet been filed. The site is located directly below the 55th Street stop on the D train.
In the fight over whether to rezone Prospect Lefferts Gardens in Brooklyn, a few industrially zoned blocks have become major sticking points. Activists have argued that a few highway-like blocks along Empire Boulevard, at the northwestern edge of the neighborhood, would produce high-rise development and gentrification if they were rezoned to allow new apartments. But there are two more industrial blocks at the southern end of the hood, on Parkside Avenue between Rogers and New York avenues, and now, a new building may replace an old warehouse there at 640 Parkside Avenue, between Rogers and Nostrand avenues.
Last month, YIMBY reported on new office space in the works for 187 Cook Street in East Williamsburg. Now, we have the first rendering of the development, which will rise between Bushwick Avenue and White Street.
Property owner Leonor Nevarro, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 1636 DeKalb Avenue, in northern Bushwick, located right above the DeKalb Avenue stop on the L train. The structure will measure 7,752 square feet, which means its residential units should average 969 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. There will be two apartments per floor, although the two units on the fourth floor will feature additional space on an upper mezzanine level. Charles Mallea’s Brooklyn-based M Architecture is the architect of record. The 40-foot-wide, 4,000-square-foot site is currently occupied by a two-story townhouse.
A thrift store just moved into a warehouse at 387 Bushwick Avenue, across from Bushwick Houses in East Williamsburg, but it may not be there for long. The thrift store and two neighboring buildings will likely bite the dust for a seven-story apartment building.