Permits Filed: 822 Lexington Avenue, Bed-Stuy

822 lexington avenue bed stuyExisting building at 822 Lexington Avenue, photo by Nicholas Strini for PropertyShark

Donald Brennan made his name in Brooklyn development by building one of the most borough’s most attractive ground-up townhouse projects on Strong Place in Cobble Hill, and now he’s moving much further east with a seven-story residential building at 822 Lexington Avenue in Bed Stuy.

A new building application has been filed for the development, situated between Patchen Avenue and Broadway, right next to the Bushwick border. Plans call for 62 apartments and 44,873 square feet of residential space, which works out to an average unit of 723 square feet. Most floors will hold eleven apartments, except for the first, which will only have one unit, and the seventh, where there will be six apartments. Two top floor units will get private terraces. 

The Schedule A also reveals a green roof, a shared roof terrace, a gym, bike parking, and two recreation rooms. The cellar will host a garage with 35 parking spots, slightly more than zoning requires.

Montroy Andersen DeMarco are listed as the architects of record.

Ground floor retail is allowed on this small piece of Lexington Avenue, but the developer probably decided not to include any because it would be quite cramped, thanks to the 70-foot height cap imposed by contextual zoning.

The development will replace a long-term senior care facility built in 2010 and run by Cobble Hill Health Center. The non-profit firm sold the 15,000-square-foot property to Brennan in April for $7,300,000, or roughly $162 per buildable square foot.

Construction is expected to begin this fall, according to Brennan.

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