Last year, the de Blasio administration rolled out a program designed to encourage developers to build one- to four-family homes on small city-owned lots. Now the city has filed plans to develop townhouses on 16 vacant properties in East New York, Ocean Hill and Brownsville.
Property owner Yair Bohadana, operating as an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for two four-story, four-unit residential buildings at 152 Sackman Street and 2441 Dean Street, in Ocean Hill, located five blocks south of the J, Z, L, A, and C trains, as well as the East New York LIRR station. Combined, the buildings will total 6,166 square feet, which means units will average a rental-sized 771 square feet. Bakhtiar Shamloo’s Kew Gardens-based Tabriz Group Design is the architect of record, and the site’s two-story predecessor was demolished by the HDP in 2005.
The New York City Fire Department has filed applications for a two-story, 19,082 square-foot facility at 1815 Sterling Place, in Ocean Hill. The building will stand 46 feet tall, boasting very high ceilings for the ground-floor fire house. The facility will include offices, storage, a kitchen, dormitories, and fitness and training rooms, per the Schedule A. The facility is associated with the multi-building Prospect Plaza residential development, located on the same and surrounding blocks. As for the fire house, Jeanne Gang’s Chicago-based Studio Gang Architects is designing.
The Bushwick-Bed-Stuy borderlands are the final frontier for cheap rents and inexpensive development in both neighborhoods, and today we have a rendering for a project at 1004 Gates Avenue in Ocean Hill, courtesy of prolific Brooklyn developer The Loketch Group.
Property owner Avraham Benhamo has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 1845 Park Place, in Ocean Hill, nine blocks from the C train’s stop at Ralph Avenue. The building will measure 5,600 square feet in total, and units will average 700 square feet apiece, indicative of rentals. Long Island-based Shahriar Afshari is the applicant of record, and the lot is currently vacant.