The City Planning Commission voted to approve the East New York rezoning yesterday, pushing forward with a controversial plan to revitalize 190 blocks in the Brooklyn neighborhood that’s suffered from disinvestment and abandonment for decades.
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In February of 2015, YIMBY reported on applications for a seven-story, 159,050 square-foot medical office building at 101 Pennsylvania Avenue, in northern East New York, located within walking distance of subway stops on the A, C, J, Z, and L trains, as well as the East New York station on the Long Island Rail Road. Later that year, the site’s old four-story commercial building, the Former East New York Savings Bank, was demolished. Now, Brownstoner has renderings of the new building and foundation work is currently underway on it. The project will boast 116,522 square feet of medical office space as well as 153 parking spots. Parking will take up the second through fourth floors, and medical office space will occupy the ground level and fifth through seventh floors. Array Architects is behind the design and Jonas Rudofsky, doing business as an anonymous LLC, is listed as partner to the property owner.
Julio Salinas, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for a three-story, three-unit residential building at 656 Warwick Street, in central East New York, located a stone’s throw away from the New Lots Avenue stop on the 3 train. The new structure will measure 3,278 square feet in total and the full-floor units will average a family-sized 1,093 square feet apiece. The ground-floor unit will feature an indoor garage and recreational space in the cellar. Michael Sbeglia’s Brooklyn-based Design Concept Architects is the architect of record. The 20-foot-wide lot is currently being used as a parking lot.
Sasson Properties has filed applications for a five-story, 16-unit mixed-use building at 737 Liberty Avenue, in East New York, located two blocks equidistant from subway stops on either the J or C trains. The development will measure 21,856 square feet in total and will include 3,029 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Beginning on the second floor, there will be four residential units per floor. Apartments will average a relatively spacious 835 square feet apiece and will likely be rentals. The cellar will contain eight parking spots, which is the minimum required under zoning. Sandor Weiss’s Brooklyn-based Gelu Durus Musica is the applicant of record. Three- and two-story buildings, at 737 and 735 Liberty Avenue respectively, must first be demolished.
Brooklyn-based Ofer Prager has filed applications for a three-story, three-unit residential building at 688 Lincoln Avenue, in the far eastern reaches of East New York, located across from the five-tower, 1,525-unit Linden Plaza Apartments complex. The new building will measure 4,230 square feet and will contain 3,093 square feet of residential space. The full-floor residential units will average 1,031 square feet apiece and will probably be geared towards families. Suresh Manchanda’s Flushing-based L&C Associates is the applicant of record. Demolition permits were filed to remove the existing single-story home this past summer.