Property owner Zin Long Dai has filed applications for a four-story, 11-unit mixed-use building at 1759 Bay Ridge Parkway, in Bensonhurst. It will measure 15,190 square feet and will include a 5,190-square-foot daycare center on the ground and cellar levels, followed by residential units on the second through fourth floors. The residential units should average 909 square feet apiece, which means either rentals or condominiums could be in the works. A 13-car parking garage will be located in the cellar. Shiming Tam’s Brooklyn-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 8,000-square-foot site is currently occupied by two-and-a-half-story house. Demolition permits were filed in August. The 79th Street stop on the D train is five blocks away.
Brooklyn-based property owner Richard Napolitano has filed applications for a three-story, six-unit residential building at 1737 81st Street, in southern Bensonhurst. It will measure 7,072 square feet and its residential units should average 884 square feet apiece. It’s unclear whether the units will be rental apartments or condominiums, but the project will include five off-street parking spaces. Douglas Pulaski’s Brooklyn-based Bricolage Designs is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide, 4,617-square-foot property is currently occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits were filed in March. The 79th Street stop on the D train is three blocks away.
Elizabeth McDonald, doing business as an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for a three-story, six-unit residential building at 1776 74th Street, in Bensonhurst, located five blocks from the 79th Street stop on the D train. The structure will measure 10,000 square feet and its residential units should average a spacious 1,080 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. The project will feature four parkings spaces, two of which will be located on the ground floor. Steven Schneider’s New Jersey-based Schneider Associates is the applicant of record. Demolition permits were filed in February for the 40-foot-wide site’s existing two-and-a-half-story house.
Development doesn’t happen often in Bensonhurst, an old-school Italian enclave close to the waterfront in southern Brooklyn. But as new immigrants – particularly Chinese families – flock to the area, developers have started to pay attention to the working class stronghold full of one- and two-family homes.
Lower East Side-based Andy Mak has been granted permits to build a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 1415 67th Street, in northern Bensonhurst, located roughly five blocks from subway stops on either the D or N trains. The building will measure a total of 7,405 square feet, which works out to units averaging a family-sized 925 square feet apiece. Wu Chen’s Elmhurst-based Infocus Design & Planning is the applicant of record. The site consists of three tax lots, and a two-story townhouse and an adjacent structure must be demolished. Initially, applications filed back in 2014 called for a smaller building with nine units, but that was never approved.