YIMBY has new renderings for two very different buildings rising on one oddly shaped lot in Prospect Heights, a big 75-unit rental project at 313 St Marks Avenue and a four-story brick townhouse at 730 Bergen Street.
S3 Architecture is responsible for the design of both buildings, which have been in the works for two years on the plot between Underhill and Washington Avenues.
313 St Marks will rise four stories and hold 75 apartments spread across 56,139 square feet of residential space. Units will clock in at a typical size for rentals, with average apartments of 748 square feet. The first floor will have 20 apartments, half of which will have cellar recreation rooms, and the second and third will house 23 and 21 units respectively. There will be 11 larger apartments on the top floor.
Below ground, the cellar will include 38 parking spots and 38 bike storage spaces, as required by zoning.
S3 writes on their website that the exterior will be clad in an “innovated corrugated zinc panel facade, with projecting louvers for solar screening at its tall windows.” It’s not the most contextual design, but the building will be a definite improvement on the parking lot that used to occupy the property.
The development will have several amenities, including a gym, lounge, roof deck, movie screening room, a courtyard behind the building, and a roof deck.
On the other side of the block, the little brick apartment house at 730 Bergen will also stand four stories tall. Its three duplex rentals will be spread across 4,900 square feet, for a spacious average unit of 1,634 square feet.
The facade will feature a fairly attractive brick and large casement windows accented by metal strips and concrete panels. Renters in the townhouse will share indoor and outdoor amenities and parking with the adjacent building on St Marks.
Eastern Capital is developing both projects, after picking up the 31,000-square-foot plot for $5,750,000 in 2012.
When YIMBY stopped by, construction was moving along for the two buildings. Steel framing has started to rise at 313 St Marks, and excavation is underway for the Bergen Street townhouse. Construction on both is expected to wrap by June 2016.