The two short blocks between Atlantic Avenue and Fulton Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant were once considered undesirable for residential development, because they’re sandwiched between two bustling commercial thoroughfares and two noisy train lines—the elevated Long Island Railroad along Atlantic and the A and C subways rumbling just below Fulton Street. They were transitional, slightly industrial, and the victims of urban renewal schemes. But now developers priced out of the more desirable parts of Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights are looking here, and noticing the benefits of brownstone blocks so close to the train. One such builder filed plans for a five-story residential project at 32 New York Avenue, between Herkimer Street and Atlantic Avenue.
Tomer Erlich, doing business as an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 854 Putnam Avenue, in eastern Bedford-Stuyvesant, five blocks from the Gates Avenue stop on the J and Z trains. The structure will measure 8,242 square feet, and units will average 1,030 square feet apiece. Two units on the fourth floor will also feature a fifth-floor penthouse. Banji Awosika Architect, based in Jamaica, is the applicant of record, and a demolition permit was filed for the existing two-story house last month.
Comunilife and Woodhull Medical Center are planning to build a six-story, 89-unit all-affordable residential building at 185 Throop Avenue, at a vacant lot in northern Bedford-Stuyvesant where the medical center is also located. The building will include 53 apartments for people referred by Woodhull and 36 low-income residential units, according to DNAinfo. Brooklyn Community Board 3 recently approved the project, although applications have yet to be filed with the DOB.
Guy Mor, doing business as an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, two-family townhouse at 381 Jefferson Avenue, in Bedford-Stuyvesant. The building will rise on a 17-foot-wide vacant lot and measure 3,300 square feet. One residential unit will occupy the ground floor and the second will span the upper three floors, according to the Schedule A. Banji Awosika Architect, based in Jamaica, is the architect of record.
Max Sasy, doing business as an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, two-unit residential project at 5 Spencer Place, in southwestern Bedford-Stuyvesant, located two blocks from the C train’s stop at Franklin Avenue. The building will measure 3,061 square feet and eventually rise on a vacant, 19-foot-wide lot. One residential unit will occupy the ground floor and the second unit will take the upper three floors. Jamaica-based Banji Awosika Architect is the architect of record.