Brookland Capital is taking over central Brooklyn, where the firm has developments going up from Bedford-Stuyvesant to East Flatbush. Today YIMBY has a look at the company’s new building planned for 15 East 19th Street, on a dead-end block just south of Church Avenue.
Designed by RoArt, the eight-story development will be clad in pale gray brick and feature floor-to-ceiling windows and glass balconies. The developer hasn’t yet decided whether it will be rentals or condos. Since the 421-a tax exemption expired in January, builders like Brookland have struggled to move forward with developments in Flatbush and other neighborhoods where the tax break was once guaranteed.
The building will have 38 apartments and 26,775 square feet of residential space. The average unit will be roughly 700 square feet, which likely means plenty of studios and one-bedrooms.
Each floor will have five units, except for the top floor, which will have three. There will also be a 1,000-square-foot roof deck on the seventh floor, and an exercise room and bicycle storage in the cellar.
Plans for this project were first filed in June, but the Department of Buildings has not yet approved permits.
Feingold and Gregory Architects are the architects of record, meaning that they are the ones listed on the building permits. Brookland has worked with these companies before. RoArt keeps offices next door to Brookland in Bedford-Stuyvesant and has teamed up with them for projects in Park Slope and elsewhere in Flatbush.
The development firm headed by Boaz Gilad is carving quite a path through Prospect Lefferts Gardens and Flatbush. They’ve filed plans for eight-story buildings at 77 Clarkson Avenue and 154 Lenox Road, and a third is under construction at 56 East 21st Street. The company also recently purchased property at 227 Clarkson Avenue, which will eventually become condos.
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