In October of 2015, YIMBY reported on applications for an 11-story, 116-unit residential building at 3084 Webster Avenue, in Norwood, located six blocks from the Norwood – 205th Street stop on the D train. The Department of Buildings disapproved the applications last November and the developer, Stagg Group, has now filed applications for a slightly larger project with Midtown-based Marin Architects, a different architecture firm than before. The latest plans call for an 11-story, 118-unit mixed-use building which would encompass 133,845 square feet in total, roughly 20,000 square feet larger than the previous filing. There will be 4,325 square feet of retail space and 3,185 square feet of community facility space on the ground floor. The apartments above should average a family-sized 1,008 square feet apiece, and 20 percent of them will rent at below-market rates. A two-story warehouse in the back of the site assemblage must first be demolished.
Last August, GPB Realty Capital entered contract on a vacant slice of property at 211-215 Schermerhorn Street in Downtown Brooklyn. Now they’ve filed plans for a 14-story mixed-use building there between Hoyt and Bond Streets.
The Brooklyn Home Company has filed applications for a five-story, 12-unit residential building at 715 Sixth Avenue, in South Slope, located five blocks from the 25th Street stop on the R train. The development will encompass 20,254 square feet and its residential units will average 1,275 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. The ground floor will include six parking spaces and the residential lobby, and a private rooftop terrace will top the structure. Brooklyn-based Loadingdock5 Architecture is the architect of record. The 100-foot-wide plot of land is currently occupied by a single-story warehouse and a two-story house. Demolition permits were filed for both in June of 2015.
Property owner Alma Realty Corp. has filed applications to convert the ground and second floors of the 14-story, 120-unit mixed-use building at 467-475 St. Marks Avenue, in western Crown Heights, located six blocks south of the Franklin Avenue stop on the C train. According to DNAinfo, the owners will be converting all of the vacant medical space to 13 residential units. The entire property has 17,218 square feet of community space for medical facilities, although the methadone clinic on the Bergen Street side of the property will remain. Once the Department of Buildings approves the filings, the conversion project should proceed quickly. Flushing-based Panagis Georgopoulos is the architect of record.
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.