Brookland Capital might be the most prolific builder in Bedford-Stuyvesant right now, with 10 buildings either under construction or planned across the central Brooklyn neighborhood. Now YIMBY has a look at a project in the works at 652 Madison Street, between Stuyvesant Avenue and Malcolm X Boulevard.
The five-story building is replacing a pair of late 19th century wood frame houses, which were demolished earlier this year. Brookland, which is led by Boaz Gilad and based nearby on Malcolm X Boulevard, filed plans for the project late last year.
The building’s 38 apartments will be spread across 26,024 square feet of residential space, for typical units of 684 square feet. The ground floor will have three apartments, a gym, and a 10-car garage, followed by 10 units apiece on the second through fourth floors, five units on the fifth floor, and a roof terrace. Another nine covered parking spots next to the building will bring the total to 19 spaces, which is the minimum needed to satisfy city zoning code requirements.
Like most of Brookland’s projects, RoArt is designing the building, and Feingold and Gregory Architects applied for the permits. The design is a bit more subdued than the developer’s other buildings, which tend to be glassy and modern. The mix of grey, black, and brown brick seems like an attempt to fit in with the block, where four-story, barrel-fronted apartment buildings stand next to wood frames and brownstones.
We’ve reached out to Brookland, but we haven’t heard back about whether this building will be condos or rentals. The Department of Buildings has approved plans but hasn’t issued work permits yet.
The little firm is working on several developments in the neighborhood, including two buildings at 621A-625 Halsey Street, a little condo project at 664 Jefferson Avenue, a mid-rise in Ocean Hill, and a 12-unit condo on Decatur Street.
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