A one-story warehouse surrounded by vacant land at 20 Prescott Place, on the southeastern edge of Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, is about to be redeveloped into something useful. Applications filed for the long-neglected site show a new eight-story building with a total construction area measuring 33,681 square feet, all of which will be dedicated to residential use. The project’s 49 apartments will average under 700 square feet apiece, indicative of rentals. Adam Kushner of Kushner Studios is the architect of record, and Mordechai Halberstam of Mor Rosen LLC/Mazeh Realty is listed as the developer.
Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy doesn’t always see the best executions of infill development, but new filings for 375 Stuyvesant Avenue will hopefully provide an example for others to follow. DXA Studio applied for the permits, indicating the new building should be both innovative and attractive, and Oren Evenhar of Pinestone Greene LLC is listed as the developer. The structure will rise five floors and have 7,386 square feet of residential space, to be divided amongst seven units. With a design-minded architect and an average unit size of over 1,000 square feet, condominiums would appear likely. An existing building on the site is landmarked, though there appears to be ample room to accommodate the new structure, which has yet to be reviewed by the LPC.
Applications have been filed with the DOB for a vacant lot at 300 Chauncey Street, in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. The new building will measure 4,783 square feet, rising four floors, with seven units in all. At an average size of 683 square feet, that means rentals are very likely. Kenneth Church Jr. of Delacour, Ferrara, and Church Architects is designing the project, while Cyrous Akhavan of “Medical and Scientific Equipment” is listed as the developer. The site is about three blocks north of the C Train’s Ralph Avenue Stop, and about twice as far to the southwest of the J, M, and Z Train’s Halsey Street Station.
Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood has seen substantial revitalization over the past decade, and another empty lot will soon add to the continued improvements at 722-733 Myrtle Avenue, on the corner of Sanford Street. There, JMS Realty Corporation is planning an eight-story mixed-use development, which is part of a larger rezoning application including several nearby sites.
Brooklyn-based Atkins Partners has filed applications for a four-story, six-unit residential building at 157 Lexington Avenue, in western Bedford-Stuyvesant. The project will measure 5,931 square feet and its residential units should average 746 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Shahriar Afshari’s Roslyn, N.Y.-based firm is the architect of record. The 22-foot-wide, 2,238-square-foot lot is vacant.