Anti-gentrification activists may have spent a year disrupting community board meetings over efforts rezone Prospect Lefferts Gardens and southern Crown Heights, but new construction in the area marches on. Down by the Sterling Street stop on the 2/5 trains, one developer has filed plans for a small residential building at 322 Lincoln Road, between Nostrand and Rogers Avenues in Prospect Lefferts Gardens.
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As Fourth Avenue’s construction boom stretches south of the Prospect Expressway in Brooklyn, condos are rising on the neighborhood’s less desirable blocks, closer to the traffic-clogged road and further from Green-Wood Cemetery. One such project is in the works at 186 21st Street between Fourth and Fifth Avenues in Greenwood Heights.
In the heart of Bed-Stuy, a decrepit three-story frame house is being torn down to make way for a six-story development at 157 Tompkins Avenue, near the Myrtle-Willoughby Avenue G stop. YIMBY has a rendering for the new building, a starkly modern addition to an aging, prewar block between Willoughby Avenue and Hart Street.
Empty lots are slowly disappearing in western Crown Heights, as developers snap them up for condo-worthy prices. One of these developers has filed plans to erect a five-story, eight-unit apartment building on the vacant plot at 529 Park Place, between Grand and Classon Avenues.
In March, Bushwick-based developer Level One Holdings filed applications for a seven-story apartment building at 740 Dekalb Avenue between Marcy and Tompkins Avenues, in the heart of Bed-Stuy. The development got its new building permits last month, and YIMBY has the first look at what will rise on the empty lot.