Fortis Property Group is slowly redeveloping Long Island College Hospital into apartments and an NYU Langone Medical Center, but a smaller project is brewing across the street. Local developer Brandon Hornbeck is demolishing a row of townhouses on Amity and Hicks street to make way for a mixed-use residential building.
Hornbeck filed applications yesterday for a five-story apartment building with community facility space at 78 Amity Street. It would hold 38 apartments and 36,324 square feet of residential space, along with the 6,200-square-foot community facility on the ground floor. With an average unit measuring 950 square feet, condos seem pretty likely.
The community space – which will probably become medical offices – and four apartments would occupy the ground floor. The second floor and fifth floors would have seven units apiece, and the third and fourth floors would each hold 10 units.
The building will also include a 20-car garage in the cellar, offering the minimum amount of parking needed to satisfy the city zoning code. The top floor will have a shared roof deck.
Borough Park-based Shining Tam Architect applied for the permits.
The 12,380-square-foot site wraps around from Amity to Hicks and overlooks the BQE, which runs in a cut below street level. It encompasses two row houses, a four-story apartment building, and a squat, two-story office building – all formerly owned by Long Island College Hospital. The properties are 74-78 Amity Street and 385 Hicks Street.
Although Hornbeck is listed as the owner on the permits, he appears to be co-developing the site with Fortis Property Group. Fortis purchased the properties individually for a combined $18,250,000 last September, and half the ownership was transferred to Hornbeck for $9.3 million a few days later.
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