New construction has slowed down in eastern Bedford-Stuyvesant this year, but a few ambitious developers are heading out to less-established parts of the neighborhood despite uncertainty over the future of the 421-a tax break. Three townhouses are set to replace a large, aging wood-frame structure at 282-284 Patchen Avenue, between Bainbridge and Chauncey streets.
New building applications were submitted yesterday for the three new townhouses, containing a total six units. Demolition plans were filed in August for the existing two-story house, which looks like it could date to the 19th century.
The three new homes will rise three stories each and hold two units apiece. They would collectively host 6,480 square feet of residential space, and each house would span 2,160 square feet. The layout in each home would be a full-floor apartment topped by a duplex.
Sharon Cohen of Bushwick-based Century Development is the developer, and Roslyn, N.Y.-based engineer Shahriar Afshari applied for the permits. Century Development picked up the 3,460-square-foot property in May for $825,000.
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