Bedford Stuyvesant

231 Franklin Avenue

Four-Story, Seven-Unit Residential Building Planned At 231 Franklin Avenue, Bedford-Stuyvesant

Brooklyn-based Empire State Management has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 231 Franklin Avenue, in western Bedford-Stuyvesant, three blocks from the Classon Avenue stop on the G train. The building will measure 5,005 square feet in total, and units will average 715 square feet apiece. Rego Park-based Diego Aguilera is the architect of record, and the existing two-story townhouse was filed for demolition in July.


253 Nostrand Avenue

Seven-Story, Eight-Unit Mixed-Use Project Planned At 253 Nostrand Avenue, Bed-Stuy

Rego Park-based Neriya Borukhov has filed applications for a seven-story, eight-unit mixed-use building at 253 Nostrand Avenue, in western Bedford-Stuyvesant, only steps away from the G train’s Nostrand stop. The building will measure 6,984 square feet in total, and will feature a 261 square-foot retail component on the ground floor. Starting on the second floor, residential units will average 840 square feet each. Roman Sorokko’s Douglaston-based Versatile Engineering is the applicant of record.


490 Van Buren Street

Four-Story, Eight-Unit Residential Building Planned At 490 Van Buren Street, Bedford-Stuyvesant

Williamsburg-based Urban View Realty has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 490 Van Buren Street, in Bedford-Stuyvesant near the Bushwick border, two blocks from the J train’s Kosciuszko Street stop. The building will measure 6,000 square feet, and at two per floor, units will average 750 square feet apiece. Woody Chen’s Elmhurst-based Infocus Design & Planning is the applicant of record, and an existing two-story house must first be demolished.


568 Lafayette Avenue

Four-Story, 10-Unit Residential Building Planned At 568 Lafayette Avenue, Bedford-Stuyvesant

Shlomo Sinay, head of Borough Park-based Candor Capital, has filed applications for a four-story, 10-unit residential building at 568 Lafayette Avenue, in western Bedford-Stuyvesant, half a block from the G train’s stop at Nostrand Avenue. The building will measure 6,661 square feet in total, and units will average a rental-sized 666 square feet; two units on the fourth floor will also share a fifth floor penthouse. Boaz Golani’s Bronx-based BMG Design Build is the architect of record, and an existing four-story, three-unit townhouse must first be demolished.


420 Tompkins Avenue

Six-Story, 44-Unit Residential Building Rising At 420 Tompkins Avenue, Bedford-Stuyvesant

Earlier this year, the two-story hardware store at 420 Tompkins Avenue, in southwestern Bedford-Stuyvesant, was demolished to make way for a six-story, 44-unit residential building, and now the steel-framed structure is a story above street level, per Brownstoner. Charles Mallea is designing, and the building will measure 29,908 square feet, featuring rental-sized units averaging 680 square feet. Bed-Stuy-based CS Management is developing, and completion is expected in the spring of 2016.


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