Bedford-Stuyvesant continues to see an influx of new development filling in its urban gaps, and adding new residential to the area. One such project is 165 Malcolm X Boulevard. The six-story residential building will rise just eight blocks away from the Gates Avenue subway station, serviced by the J, M, and Z trains. An anonymous LLC is responsible for the development.
A new rendering out for the project reveals the boldly simplistic masonry façade, with floor-to-ceiling windows studded by raised bricks.
Principal Architect Dominick Casale of IMC Architecture told YIMBY “our attempt here was to design contextually by playing with the traditional aesthetic of brick to create a contemporary Brooklyn residence.”
It’s undeniable that the styling of the building should age well with its neighboring buildings. Masonry buildings are pervasive throughout the neighborhood. Along with a minimalist style, the new addition will also include three terraces, made distinct with black metal panels.
The 66-foot-tall structure will yield 10,640 square feet within, with 7,420 square feet dedicated to residential use. The building will create ten apartments, averaging 742 square feet apiece, suggesting rentals.
Tenants will have a ground floor lobby and fitness center. One top-floor apartment will be a duplex unit, extending upwards into penthouse space.
Demolition permits have not yet been filed for the existing structure, and the estimated completion date has not been announced.