Park Slope

251 1st Street

11-Story, 44-Unit Condominium Building Tops Out at 251 First Street, Park Slope

Earlier this year, the 11-story, 44-unit mixed-use building under development at 251 1st Street (a.k.a. 275 Fourth Avenue), in Park Slope, was several floors above street level. Now, the project has topped out and is receiving its façade elements, as seen in photos by our friend Tectonic. The development, which goes by 251 First, encompasses 82,045 square feet. The latest filings indicate it will feature 4,273 square feet of ground-floor retail space in addition to a 335-square-foot medical office. The residential units will be condominiums and should average 1,368 square feet apiece. Amenities include a stroller valet and storage room, a lounge, a library, fitness and yoga room, a children’s playroom, storage for 22 bikes, a pet washing and grooming station, laundry facilities, a landscaped courtyard, and a rooftop recreational area. The U.S. arm of Shenzhen-based developer Vanke Group is behind the project, while ODA New York is the design architect. Issac & Stern Architects is serving as the architect of record. Completion is expected later this year.


515 6th Street

Brownstone Demolition Begins To Make Way For Six-Story Methodist Hospital Expansion At 515 6th Street, Park Slope

In June of 2014, the city’s Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) approved a variance for New York Methodist Hospital’s new eight-story, 500,000-square-foot Center for Community Health expansion at 515 6th Street, in Park Slope. A settlement between the hospital and Preserve Park Slope has since scaled the project down from seven to six stories, eliminating 28,000 square feet of medical space. Last month, the city approved plans for the scaled down version, and now the hospital has begun demolishing 16 brownstones to make way for the building, Crain’s reports. The latest filings detail a 485,978-square-foot building with 253,993 square feet of medical space. The facility’s operations will include outpatient surgery, imaging, cancer treatment and specialty care in orthopedics, and cardiology. The Schedule A indicates a 300-car parking garage in the sub-cellar and retail space on the basement level. Perkins Eastman is designing. The state Department of Health’s approval of a Certificate of Need is the last step needed before construction can begin. Once construction begins, completion is expected three years later.


225 14th Street

Four-Story, Three-Unit Residential Project Coming To 225 14th Street, Park Slope

Harel Edrey, doing business as Brooklyn-based EDG Development, has filed applications for a four-story, three-unit residential building at 225 14th Street, in southern Park Slope, located four blocks north of the Prospect Avenue stop on the R train. The new building will measure 6,104 square feet in total and the residential units should average a spacious 1,329 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. The first floor will contain the residential lobby and a single apartment. The second floor will have a full-floor apartment, and the third apartment will span the third and fourth floors. Issac & Stern Architects is the architect of record. A small two-story, 20-foot-wide townhouse must first be demolished.



275 Fourth Avenue

11-Story, 44-Unit Mixed-Use Condo Building Rises At 251 First Street, Park Slope

Back in November, Chinese developer Vanke acquired the 11-story, 44-unit condominium project at 275 Fourth Avenue (a.k.a 251 First Street), in Park Slope, located four blocks south of the Union Street stop on the R train. Now the building is taking shape, as seen in an update via Curbed NY. The 82,045-square-foot project will include 4,273 and 335 square feet of retail and medical space, respectively, on the ground floor. On the floors above, residential units will come in two-, three-, and four-bedroom residential units, averaging 1,368 square feet apiece. Amenities will include a roof deck, an entertainment space, children’s playroom, and a gym. ODA New York is behind the design and completion is expected later this year.


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