Eastern Bushwick is flush with construction sites and dramatic gut renovations, and yesterday YIMBY spotted building applications for yet another new residential development at 1219 Putnam Avenue, between Evergreen and Central Avenues.
The five-story structure would replace a decrepit, four-unit apartment building. 1219 Putnam would have 19 apartments spread across only 12,400 square feet of residential space, for average units measuring just 652 square feet. Both the location and the apartment size strongly suggest the building will be rentals, and we’re expecting studios and one-bedrooms.
Bob Michaeli of South Williamsburg-based Urban View Realty is the developer, and Woody Chen’s InFocus Design applied for the permits.
The ground floor would host a 10-car garage, which is the minimum amount of parking required by the city’s outdated and car friendly zoning code. There would also be one apartment on the first floor, followed by five units each on floors two through four and three units on the top floor.
Since the site sits right in the center of Bushwick, each of the hood’s main train lines are five or six blocks away. The J train stops at Halsey and Gates Avenues, which are both about six blocks south, and renters will be able to walk 15 minutes to L and M trains at Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenues.
Urban View picked up the 6,000-square-foot site for $2.3 million in October of last year, paying roughly $185 for each square foot of their planned building.