Hotels are cropping up all over Williamsburg and Bushwick, but over the weekend, we spotted plans for a six-story hotel in a rather unusual spot – on Broadway in Bed-Stuy, next to the border with Bushwick. The 65-foot-tall building would rise at 1200 Broadway, between Lafayette Avenue and Van Buren Street.
Boaz Gilad’s Brookland Capital has filed applications for a five-story, 38-unit residential building at 652 Madison Street, in central Bedford-Stuyvesant, located 10 blocks north of the Utica Avenue stop on the A and C trains. The 26,000 square-foot structure will boast units averaging 684 square feet apiece, indicative of rentals. Feingold & Gregory Architects is designing. The 130-foot-wide development site is comprised of three tax lots, two of which are currently occupied by two-story, single-family houses. The third is vacant.
New York City has a new historic district. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission, in a unanimous vote, designated the Bedford Historic District in Brooklyn. That means 824 more buildings now fall under the commission’s oversight. It also means the green street signs will eventually be replaced with brown ones.
Omri Bar-Mashiah, doing business as an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, five-unit residential building at 714 Jefferson Avenue, in eastern Bedford-Stuyvesant, located eight blocks north of the Utica Avenue A/C stop. The project will measure 4,872 square feet, which means units will average 974 square feet apiece. The unit on the fourth floor will also feature a fifth-floor penthouse, and Woody Chen’s Elmhurst-based Infocus Design & Planning is the applicant of record. The existing three-story townhouse was recently filed for demolition.
A non-profit that develops affordable homes is expanding its Bed-Stuy office building into a seven-story rental building. Neighborhood Housing Services of Bedford-Stuyvesant sent along plans to add five stories of affordable apartments to the two-story structure at 1012 Gates Avenue, close to Broadway and the border with Bushwick.