Vacant lots are quickly becoming a thing of the past in Bed-Stuy, where developers are snatching them up and building little residential projects. Today YIMBY has the reveal for a four-story rental building under construction at 655 Quincy Street, between Stuyvesant Avenue and Malcolm X Boulevard.
Ronen Ben-Josef, doing business as a Midtown-based anonymous LLC, has filed applications for a five-story, eight-unit residential building at 277 Throop Avenue, in northern Bedford-Stuyvesant, located five blocks from the Myrtle Avenue stop on the J, M, and Z trains. The new building will encompass 7,492 square feet, which means its residential units will average a relatively spacious 937 square feet apiece. The units appear to be family-sized rentals, and amenities include tenant storage in the cellar. There will be two apartments per floor on the first three floors and then two duplexes spread across the fourth and fifth floors. Westchester-based Peter Klein Associates is the applicant of record. Demolition permits were filed back in October to raze the site’s dilapidating two-story townhouse.
Brooklyn-based Josef Perlstein, doing business as an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for a five-story, 10-unit residential building at 98 Martin Luther King Jr. Place, in northern Bedford-Stuyvesant, located two blocks from the Myrtle – Willoughby Avenues stop on the G train. The structure will encompass 10,733 square feet and its residential units will average 750 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. There will be two apartments on each floor. Charles Mallea’s Brooklyn-based M Architecture is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide lot is currently vacant.
Brooklyn-based property owner Joel Jacob, doing business through an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, three-unit residential building at 344 Willoughby Avenue, in northwestern Bedford-Stuyvesant, located in a neighborhood that’s predominantly populated by Hasidic Jews. The structure will encompass 6,031 square feet and all the three units will be duplexes. One duplex will span the ground and second floors, while two duplexes will share the third and fourth floors. That works out to family-sized units averaging a very spacious 2,010 square feet apiece. Maspeth-based Genaro R. Urueta is the applicant of record. The 34-foot-wide plot is currently occupied by two two-story townhouses and demolition permits have not yet been filed.
Queens-based property owner Idan Cohen has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 846 Quincy Street, in eastern Bedford-Stuyvesant, located two blocks from the Gates Avenue stop on the J and Z trains. The structure will measure 5,000 square feet and there will be two apartments per floor on the ground through third levels. The project’s residential unit on the fourth floor will feature additional space in a fifth-floor penthouse. The residential space listed on permits is misleading, with only 3,000 square feet allotted for the seven units, which would work out to an average size of about 429 square feet. Still, apartments here will probably be rentals. Woody Chen’s Infocus Design & Planning is the architect of record, and the 25-foot-wide lot has been long vacant.