Brooklyn-based Brookland Capital, headed by Boaz Gilad, has filed applications to expand the three-story parking garage at 524-540 Halsey Street, in Bedford-Stuyvesant, into a five-story, 36-unit residential building. According to DNAinfo, the developer acquired the property for $8.2 million in December. The 31,434 square-foot property will be expanded into 38,879 square feet of residential space, which means units will average a relatively spacious 1,080 square feet apiece. Per the Schedule A, there will be seven townhouse-style triplex apartments within the first three floors. Upper West Side-based Feingold & Gregory Architects is the architect of record. The project is located within the Bedford Stuyvesant/Expanded Stuyvesant Heights Historic District, which means the Landmarks Preservation Commission must approve it.
Eyal Ovadia, doing business as an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, two-unit residential building at 114A Marcus Garvey Boulevard, in northern Bedford-Stuyvesant, located four blocks from the Myrtle Avenue stop on the J, M, and Z trains. The 3,740 square-foot project will rise 49 feet in height on a small, 17-foot-wide lot, currently home to a garage. There will be one residential unit on the ground floor and the second unit will occupy the second, third, and fourth floors. If the 2,956 square feet of residential space is divided like so, the smaller unit will measure roughly 740 square feet and the larger one will span 2,216 square feet. Queens-based Gerald Caliendo is the architect of record.
Jacob Movtady, doing business as an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for an eight-story, 18-unit residential building at 263 Franklin Avenue, in western Bedford-Stuyvesant, located two blocks from the Bedford – Nostrand Avs. stop on the G train. The entire project will measure 16,493 square feet and 11,284 square feet of that will be residential space. That means units will average a rental-sized 627 square feet apiece. The residential lobby and recreational space will be located on the ground floor and retail space will occupy the cellar. Floral Park-based Sion Consulting Engineering is the applicant of record. The 40-foot-wide lot is currently vacant.
Park Avenue in Brooklyn begins underneath the elevated, dark Brooklyn-Queens Expressway in Clinton Hill and runs east into Bed-Stuy, where it transitions into an odd mix of warehouses, little brick apartment buildings, and aging 19th century wood frame houses. Much of the avenue was originally developed for workers at the Navy Yard, which sits a block away, but Orthodox Jews have settled the area over the last few decades. And now, even the once-desolate industrial blocks just east of the highway are becoming populated with new residential buildings. Yesterday, applications were filed for a five-story building there at 446 Park Avenue, between Kent and Franklin Avenues.
Last week, YIMBY wrote about a pair of apartment buildings planned in Ridgewood, which will be Brookland Capital’s fist project in Queens. Now we have a rendering for their condo development at 443 Bainbridge Street in Bed-Stuy, a few blocks from the developer’s offices on Malcolm X Boulevard.