Pushing ever deeper into Crown Heights, a permit application was filed yesterday with the Department of Buildings to construct a 50-unit apartment building at 12 Ford Street, on the narrow, two-block-long oddly shaped street on the far eastern edge of the neighborhood.
Near the East New York border with East Flatbush and divided from Brownsville by Lincoln Terrace Park, the apartment building would rise seven stories and 75 feet into the air. Its 50 apartments (which appear to us to be market-rate) would be spread over a bit more than 34,000 square feet of residential space, for an average unit size of under 700 square feet, with between six and nine units per floor. There will be 22 parking spaces, of which 15 are required by the zoning code.
Williamsburg-based Anchil Freidman, working under Ford Residence LLC, is the developer, while Charles Mallea’s M Architecture is responsible for the design.
The site – actually a series of four 25-foot-wide lots – is currently home to a vacant lot used to park cars. According to city records, it appears to have been seized for nonpayment of property taxes, though the sale to the current owner has not yet been registered.
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