Architecture

1837 Benson Avenue in August 2014, image via Google Maps

Permits Filed: 1837 Benson Avenue, Bath Beach

Normally when YIMBY sees filings in south Brooklyn, they’re for projects in Madison, Brighton Beach or Coney Island. But last week, new building applications surfaced for a small market-rate development at 1837 Benson Avenue in Bath Beach, only a few blocks from the shores of Gravesend Bay.

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The Henry McCaddin Memorial Building at 288 Berry Street

Permits Filed: 321 Wythe Avenue, 19-Story Church Redevelopment, Williamsburg

Last month, DNAinfo reported that the struggling Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Williamsburg had leased its large property to Watermark Capital, and the agreement had some unusual stipulations, banning “activities associated with abortion, birth control, euthanasia, stem-cell research or pornography.” Now plans have been filed to erect a 19-story apartment building at 321 Wythe Avenue, on the western half of the through-block church property.

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577 Third Avenue, photo by Christopher Bride for Property Shark

Permits Filed: 577 Third Avenue, Gowanus

Robert Moses irrevocably altered Sunset Park when he ran the Gowanus Expressway down Third Avenue, turning a once-vibrant commercial corridor into a forlorn industrial area covered by a steel and concrete highway. But just a few blocks north in Gowanus, some prewar charm remains in between the auto repair shops and fast food joints.

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