Tomer Erlich, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, 10-unit residential building at 511 Lafayette Avenue, in western Bedford-Stuyvesant, located around the corner from the Bedford-Nostrand Avs. stop on the G train. The structure will measure 11,484 square feet and its residential units should average 789 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Each floor will host two apartments, although the bottom two units will feature additional space in the cellar, and one of the fourth-floor units will include space in an upper penthouse level. Robert Bianchini’s Forest Hills-based ARC Architecture + Design Studio is the architect of record. The 40-foot-wide site’s former three-story building was demolished earlier this year.
Last summer, developer Exclusive Homes New York filed plans for a six-story residential building at 253 Tompkins Avenue, across the street from Herbert Von King Park in Bed-Stuy. Now, we have the first look at the project.
Brooklyn-based Waterfront Property Management has filed applications for a five-story, 12-unit mixed-use building at 597 Marcy Avenue, in northern Bedford-Stuyvesant, located two blocks from the Myrtle-Willoughby Avs. stop on the G train. The structure will encompass 17,888 square feet, and will include 3,150 square feet of ground-floor retail space. There will also be 3,400 square feet of doctors’ offices on the second floor. The residential units will be located on the third through fifth floors, averaging 889 square feet apiece. Amenities include 3,454 square feet of recreational space in the cellar, in addition to storage space for 12 bicycles. Maspeth-based Genaro R. Urueta is the architect of record. Demolition permits were filed in 2014 to remove the existing single-story building.
Bawabeh Realty Holdings, with the Co-op School, are planning to redevelop the single-story retail building at 644 Gates Avenue, in the heart of Bedford-Stuyvesant, into a three-story, 30,000-square-foot school. The existing structure will be gut-renovated and expanded two stories, according to Crain’s. It will have enough classrooms for 250 middle school students, plus it will have a library, an auditorium, a music room, and an 8,000-square-foot rooftop recreational area with a garden. The Co-op School has already leased the space from Bawabeh, the property owner. A Family Dollar must first vacate the property, and the new building is expected to open in 2018.
Frank Ruggerio, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for a seven-story, 12-unit residential building at 978 Kent Avenue, in western Bedford-Stuyvesant, located three blocks from the Classon Avenue stop on the G train. The structure will measure 9,706 square feet, which means its residential units should average 809 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Amenities listed in the Schedule A include storage space for six bikes and a recreation room in the cellar. Anthony C. Villano’s Brooklyn-based ACV Architecture is the architect of record. The 24-foot-wide, 2,450-square-foot lot is currently occupied by a small warehouse.