Manhattan Beach is a fairly quiet and affluent neighborhood, with plenty of single-family homes. However, there is a small area close to the border with Brighton Beach that has been zoned for larger projects, including 59 West End Avenue, where an existing structure will soon meet the wrecking ball for a new seven-story mixed-use building.
An anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC has filed applications for a six-story, eight-unit mixed-use building at 179 West End Avenue, located on the western end of Manhattan Beach in southern Brooklyn. The new building will measure 11,140 square feet. It will contain 1,185 square feet of medical space and 1,187 square feet of office space on the ground floor, followed by eight residential units across the second through sixth floors, plus a penthouse level. The apartments should average 990 square feet apiece. Zarina Kindo’s Brooklyn-based ARCON Studio is the architect of record. The 2,643-square-foot plot is occupied by a single-story structure. Demolition permits have not been filed.
Property owner Igor Yanovskiy, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for two three-story, single-family houses at 110-114 Kensington Street, in Manhattan Beach. Each will measure 3,124 square feet and will host 2,182 square feet of residential space. The living quarters will be located on the second and third floors, while the ground floor will be flood resistant. In addition, each house will come with a 218-square-foot, single-car garage. Joel A. Miele’s Queens-based Miele Associates is the architect of record. The 60-foot-wide, 6,240-square-foot property was occupied by a two-story, single-family house until it was demolished last year.
When new construction comes to Manhattan Beach, at the eastern end of Coney Island, it usually comes in the form of single-family homes. Popular with Russians and Sephardic Jews, especially, the older properties are often torn…