Bedford Stuyvesant

Diagram of the eastern side of 43 Franklin Avenue. image via DCP

Community Board Rejects Proposed Two-Building, 296-Unit Bedford-Stuyvesant Residential Project

Community Board 3 has voted against Riverside Developer USA’s plans for two residential buildings, proposed to contain a total of 296 apartments, at 376 Flushing Avenue and 43 Franklin Avenue, in the northwestern corner of Bedford-Stuyvesant. The building on Flushing would rise eight stories and measure 176,671 square feet, while the one on Franklin would rise six stories and measure 126,839 square feet. Thirty percent, or 88 apartments, are set to rent at below-market rates through the housing lottery to families making 80 percent of the area median income, or AMI.


732 Bedford Avenue

New Owner Purchases Mixed-Use Development Site at 732 Bedford Avenue, Bedford-Stuyvesant

EPIC Commercial Realty has brokered the sale of the 4,170-square-foot mixed-use development site at 732 Bedford Avenue, located on the corner of Flushing Avenue in northwestern Bedford-Stuyvesant. The undisclosed buyer acquired the property for $6.285 million. The site can accommodate up to 18,000 square feet of mixed-use development. Current zoning allows the entirety of that space to be residential, while only up to two-thirds of that space can be used for commercial purposes. Community facilities are also allowed. The site is currently occupied by a gas station. Demolition permits have not been filed and it’s unknown what the new owner plans.


Four-Story, Seven-Unit Mixed-Use Building Filed at 1510 Fulton Street, Bedford-Stuyvesant

Great Neck, N.Y.-based Adora Realty has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit mixed-use building at 1510 Fulton Street, in southern Bedford-Stuyvesant. The project will measure 6,933 square feet and will include a 415-square-foot retail unit on the ground floor. The residential units, spanning the ground through fourth floors, including a fifth-floor mezzanine level, should average 707 square feet apiece, indicative of rentals. Sung-Ho Shin’s Flushing-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 20-foot-wide, 2,000-square-foot lot is occupied by a single-story retail building. Demolition permits were filed in July.


208 Nostrand Avenue

Five-Story, Two-Unit Mixed-Use Building Planned At 208 Nostrand Avenue, Bedford-Stuyvesant

An anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC has filed applications for a five-story, two-unit mixed-use building at 208 Nostrand Avenue, in western Bedford-Stuyvesant. The projec, measuring 7,649 square feet, will contain a synygogue on the basement and cellar levels, followed by a duplex apartment on the first and second floors, topped by a triplex apartment on the third through fifth floors. Timothy Lee’s Elmhurst-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 20-foot-wide, 2,000-square-foot lot is occupied by a three-story townhouse. Demolition permits have not been filed. The Myrtle-Willoughby Avenues stop on the G train is three blocks away.


954 Herkimer Street

Two Four-Story, Six-Unit Residential Buildings Planned At 954 Herkimer Street, Bedford-Stuyvesant

Briarwood-based HIIC Builders has filed applications for two four-story, six-unit residential buildings at 948-954 Herkimer Street, in eastern Bedford-Stuyvesant. The buildings will measure 6,128 square feet each and their residential units should average 714 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Gerald J. Caliendo’s Briarwood-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 44-foot-wide, 4,400-square-foot site is currently occupied by a small two-story townhouse. Demolition permits were filed in September. The Ralph Avenue stop on the C train is two blocks away.


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