The northwestern corner of Crown Heights – the only part of the trendy central Brooklyn neighborhood with both the zoning and the empty lots to support growth – was heavily developed during the last boom. But some developable sites still remain, and one builder found one at 820 Bergen Street. According to a new building permit application filed this afternoon, seven stories of apartments are slated to rise at the site, located between Classon and Grand Avenues.
The building is planned to have 19,300 square feet of residential space, divided between 16 apartments, for an average unit size of over 1,200 square feet – if we had to guess, we’d say condos. The Schedule A filing indicates two units on the ground floor, three on the second through fourth floors, and four on the fifth, plus one duplex spanning the second and third floors, and two more on the sixth and seventh (which, confusingly, adds up to 18 units).
Nine car parking spaces are planned (either exactly the number required, or one more, depending on how many units end up being built), along with parking for 18 bicycles.
The developer is shielded behind an LLC, but the officer listed on the permit is Mylene Liggett, with Liggett Realtors (according to city records, John-Peter Liggett bought the land in 1987, and transferred it in 2003 to the LLC that’s now developing it). Bricolage Designs is the architect.
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