The City Council has unanimously approved the controversial 80 Flatbush project in Boerum Hill after a reduction in size and scale. While the drop in density is not ideal, the the buildings will still be a large player for the housing market and community at large, and will punctuate the neighborhood’s skyline with two new towers that appear both prominent and promising in terms of design.
On Wednesday, September 26th, a new, permanently affordable housing block will break ground in Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood. Located on a corner lot at 3 Livonia Avenue, “Edwin’s Place” is designed by renowned American architect Robert A.M. Stern for non-profit developer Breaking Ground and the African American Planning Commission.
Permits have been filed for a six-story residential building at 1915 Beverly Road in Flatbush-Ditmas Park, Brooklyn. The site is three blocks away from the Beverly Road subway station, serviced by the Q trains. Rosario Parlanti will be responsible for the development.
Permits have been filed for an eight-story residential building at 1526 Sedgwick Avenue in Morris Heights, The Bronx. The site is right by Harlem River and the George Washington Bridge connection between Manhattan and the Bronx. The Mount Eden Avenue subway station, serviced by the 4 trains, is nine blocks away. Sol Developers is listed as behind the applications.
Located at 2351 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard in Central Harlem, the Rennie has officially launched sales of its 134 condominiums spread over eight stories. Developed by BRP Companies and designed by GF55 Partners, sales will be handled by Halstead Property Development Marketing. There will be studios to three-bedroom residences that start at $580,000, and range up to $1.89 million. The site is located where the Renaissance Ballroom and Casino once stood, with the first two floors of the new building becoming an ode to the rich cultural and architectural history of the original structure.