The major expansion of a Brooklyn residential structure was met with skepticism by the Landmarks Preservation Commission at its public hearing on Tuesday. The structure in question is 105 8th Avenue, located between Carroll Street and President Street in the Park Slope Historic District. The proposal called for a rear extension that would eliminate recesses, plus a large rooftop addition.
The Park Slope branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, an individual landmark located at 431 6th Avenue, will be getting a reading circle and community garden. The Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the plan on Tuesday.
In the summer of 2014, YIMBY reported on applications for an 11-story, 44-unit mixed-use building at 613 Baltic Street, in northern Park Slope, and earlier this year, the New York Post published the first rendering of the project. Since then, VOA Associates has made further refinements to the design, which Curbed revealed yesterday. JDS Development is behind the project, which will feature condominiums as well as 3,365 and 2,150 square feet of ground-floor retail and community space, respectively. Dubbed Baltic, sales are expected to begin early next year, with completion set for 2017. Four three-story townhouses at 107-113 Fourth Avenue must first be demolished.
Omri Bar-Mashiah has filed applications for a five-story, four-unit residential project at 316 12th Street, in southern Park Slope, four blocks from subway stops on the R, F, and G trains. Residential units will surely be condos, given they will average 1,233 square feet apiece in the 4,932 square-foot structure. The fifth-floor penthouse will be associated with the unit spanning the fourth floor. Woody Chen’s Elmhurst-based Infocus Design & Planning is the applicant of record. Demolition permits were recently filed for the two-story house presently occupying the site.
Avery Hall Investments is in contract to purchase the grocery store at 120 Fifth Avenue, in northern Park Slope, according to DNAinfo, and plans to close on the site in the second half of 2016. The developer is planning a mixed-use building with residential units and commercial space, although details have yet to be hammered out. A Key Food currently occupies the site, which is reportedly one of the largest development sites in the neighborhood.