Earlier today, a new building permit application was filed for a new mixed-use structure at 375 Smith Street, in the Carroll Gardens section of Brooklyn.
The proposed four-story building would include a 3,300-square foot retail space on the ground floor, topped by 11 apartments. The units would be spread over 9,800 square feet of residential space, for an average apartment size of nearly 900 square feet. (Confusingly, the Schedule A filing indicates 12 apartments, or four per floor above the ground level.)
The project would include a sizable amount of parking – 13 spaces – reflecting the increasing wealth necessary to live in new construction in South Brooklyn neighborhoods, as demand rises while supply remains nearly stagnant.
The developer – whose listed phone number was not accepting new calls, and whose email address is invalid – is Jimmy Lee with 375 Smith Street, LLC, and the architect as SHV Designs, led by John C. Haskopoulos.
When the structure that now sits on the northeastern corner of Smith Street and 3rd Street was first built, it was home to the Court Theater, which had moved from 551 Court Street. It was converted to a car repair garage in 1942, and has remained one to this day. The building – which Brownstoner accurately described as “vaguely Southwestern Spanish Mission” – will presumably be razed to make way for the new apartments.
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