The part of Flatbush south of Prospect Park, between the Brighton Line B/Q tracks and Flatbush Avenue, is for the most part densely built out with new law tenements, garden apartment buildings, and post-war red brick elevator buildings.
But take a turn down East 19th Street off of Church Avenue, past the overflowing Church Fruit Farm produce market, and you find a surprisingly quiet dead end street with semi-attached red brick homes. The houses are charming enough, but their real value, now that rents in Flatbush have risen to the point where new construction is viable, is as development sites.
The home at 25 East 19th Street is slated to become an eight-story apartment building, according to a permit application filed with the Department of Buildings earlier today.
The building’s 36 apartments would be spread over 27,000 square feet of residential space, for an average unit size of 750 square feet – surely rentals. The building includes neither parking (for buildings in R7A zones on lots smaller than 10,000 square feet, like this one, parking is not required until you hit around 50 units) nor retail (none is allowed).
Eran Tourgeman is listed as the developer, and the permit application was submitted by architect Brent M. Porter.
And this might not be the only project in the works on the dead end stretch of East 19th Street. In 2013, both Nos. 18 and 19, on opposite sides of the street, sold, for $690,000 and $525,000, respectively.
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