Permits Filed: 2251 Nostrand Avenue, Flatbush

2251 Nostrand Avenue in July, image via Google Maps2251 Nostrand Avenue in July, image via Google Maps

The longtime shopping hub at the corner of Flatbush and Nostrand Avenues in Flatbush has attracted a slew of major commercial tenants in recent years, including Target and Blink Fitness. Now it looks like the area will get even more retail at 2251 Nostrand Avenue, just south of the 600,000-square-foot Triangle Junction mall that helped kickstart the neighborhood’s commercial renewal when it opened in 2008.

Developer Joyland Management has filed applications to erect a three-story commercial building on a large, partially vacant property there between Avenues H and I. The 80-foot-tall structure will rise just down the block from Brooklyn College and the freight tracks controlled by the Long Island Railroad (the lightly used Bay Ridge Branch). The filing doesn’t offer many details, but it does note that the structure will span 79,200 square feet.

The development will also feature a 150-space parking garage in the cellar, which would be required for a high-traffic commercial use like a supermarket or a department store.

The property was originally zoned for heavy commercial use, like car repair shops and dealerships, but most kinds of retail and community facilities are now allowed. A Hess gas station used to occupy half of the lot, and it was demolished over the summer.

Joyland, which is based on the eastern edge of Borough Park, picked up the 40,000-square-foot lot for $11,500,000 in February. The developer essentially bought up half the block, because the low-density commercial zoning makes it tough to build anything big.

Karl Fischer is the architect of record for the project.

We look forward to seeing more retail in Flatbush Junction, which has one of the busiest subway stops in Brooklyn. The 2 and 5 trains end there, and half a dozen bus lines run through the area.

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