Southern Crown Heights isn’t as thick with new construction as the area north of Eastern Parkway, but new apartments are in the works on the low-slung blocks around Empire Boulevard.
Last week, YIMBY noticed new building applications for a seven-story residential development at 264 Sullivan Place, between Rogers and Nostrand avenues. Two small brick houses may bite the dust for 27 apartments and a small community facility space.
The apartments would be divided across 16,523 square feet of residential space, with average units weighing in at only 600 square feet. A 700-square-foot community facility would fill the ground floor, and the next four stories would have five units each. The sixth floor would hold three units, and the top floor would include just two units. Those top two floors would also include roof terraces.
The developer would have to build an eight-car parking lot to fulfill zoning requirements, even though the 2 and 5 trains are close by at Sterling and President Streets.
South Williamsburg-based Mendel Gold is the developer, and architect Udoette Isaiah applied for the permits.
Gold picked up the two homes at 262 and 264 Sullivan Place for a combined $1.8 million last month. That works out to $104 for each square foot of his planned building.
The biggest project rising in this neck of the woods is a 165-unit rental at 267 Rogers Avenue, where Heights Advisors knocked down a Catholic church in 2014. An eight-story building is also under construction at the western end of Sullivan Place, and the city plans to transform the historic Bedford Union Armory into residential towers with retail and a community center.