Construction is now four stories above street level at 1930 Bedford Avenue in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, where a seven-story, 38-unit mixed-use project is under development. The latest photo is courtesy of prolific construction photographer Tectonic. The most recent building permits indicate the project will eventually measure 59,155 square feet. There will be 7,441 square feet of medical offices on the cellar through second floors, followed by the residential units, which should average 810 square feet apiece and are likely to be rentals. Nik Lavrinoff is the developer and Z Architecture is the architect. Completion is expected in 2017.
Prospect Lefferts Gardens
Two years ago, developer Seth Brown of Aspen Equities demolished the “berserk-eclectic” Victorian mansion at 111 Clarkson Avenue in Prospect Lefferts Gardens. Now, two rental buildings are rising in its place, on a through-block lot between Bedford and Rogers avenues.
It’s been two and a half years since Hudson Companies filed plans for a 170-unit development at 310 Clarkson Avenue in Prospect Lefferts Gardens. Now, the market-rate rental project is finally on the rise between Nostrand and New York avenues, along the border with East Flatbush.
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.
Brooklyn-based property owner David Mosseri has filed applications for a four-story, six-unit residential building at 287 Midwood Street, in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, located four blocks from the Sterling Street stop on the 2 and 5 trains. The structure will measure 6,000 square feet and its residential units should average 733 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. There will be two apartments per floor on the ground through second floors, followed by two units across both the third and fourth floors. David Nagan’s Fresh Meadows-based King David Architecture is the architect of record. The 20-foot-wide, 2,000-square-foot lot is currently occupied by a two-story townhouse. Demolition permits have not yet been filed.