The first permits have been filed for a new building at 2415 Albemarle Road in Brooklyn, which Hello Living is developing; previous images — via Curbed — featured vague glimpses of the design, but the project’s brochure has been updated to include an actual rendering. Zambrano is listed as the architect of record.
Per Hello Living’s page on the site, 2415 Albemarle Road will have 44 condominiums; the DOB filings indicate the development will span 34,857 square feet, rising 12 stories and 121 feet, and the project will be entirely residential.
2415 Albemarle is located to the southeast of Prospect Park, in Flatbush, and the development will be a marked improvement to a site that is currently vacant. While the project’s design is far from starchitect-quality, it’s still a push in the right direction for Flatbush, which is just beginning to emerge as a desirable neighborhood.
Compared to the surrounding buildings, 2415 Albemarle is relatively good looking, though the frame of reference is not exactly beneficial. The development’s aesthetic looks to be inspired by Miami Beach circa 1995, with perforated balconies breaking up an otherwise bunker-like appearance.
Nevertheless, the intended price-point — per Curbed, approximately $250,000 per unit — is relatively affordable, which should be commended; not every budget-friendly development can resemble Via Verde, in the Bronx, though an effort to emulate Dattner’s genius would still be appreciated.
No completion date has been formally announced, but the late-2015 timeframe would appear most likely.
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