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.
Issac & Stern
Demolition wrapped up on a former theater building at 100 Avenue A, in the East Village, late last year, where Ben Shaoul is planning a six-story, 29-unit mixed-use building. Now, the project is finally underway, and the structure is a story above street level, per EV Grieve. The building will total 27,693 square feet, and features 6,355 square feet of retail space on the ground and cellar levels. Residential units will average 736 square feet apiece, and Issac & Stern Architects are designing.
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 February, YIMBY reported on filings for a small mixed-use development at 491 Myrtle Avenue, in northern Clinton Hill, and now renderings have surfaced of the four-story, six-unit building, per Fort Greene Focus. The entire building will measure just 4,967 square feet, which includes 1,228 square feet for retail space on the ground floor. Units above will average a rental-sized 623 square feet, two per floor, although the top two units will also share a fifth-floor penthouse. An anonymous LLC is developing, and Issac & Stern Architects is designing. Construction is reportedly underway.
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.