Manhattan Beach is a fairly quiet and affluent neighborhood, with plenty of single-family homes. However, there is a small area close to the border with Brighton Beach that has been zoned for larger projects, including 59 West End Avenue, where an existing structure will soon meet the wrecking ball for a new seven-story mixed-use building.
An anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC has filed applications for a six-story, eight-unit mixed-use building at 179 West End Avenue, located on the western end of Manhattan Beach in southern Brooklyn. The new building will measure 11,140 square feet. It will contain 1,185 square feet of medical space and 1,187 square feet of office space on the ground floor, followed by eight residential units across the second through sixth floors, plus a penthouse level. The apartments should average 990 square feet apiece. Zarina Kindo’s Brooklyn-based ARCON Studio is the architect of record. The 2,643-square-foot plot is occupied by a single-story structure. Demolition permits have not been filed.
Property owner Igor Yanovskiy, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for two three-story, single-family houses at 110-114 Kensington Street, in Manhattan Beach. Each will measure 3,124 square feet and will host 2,182 square feet of residential space. The living quarters will be located on the second and third floors, while the ground floor will be flood resistant. In addition, each house will come with a 218-square-foot, single-car garage. Joel A. Miele’s Queens-based Miele Associates is the architect of record. The 60-foot-wide, 6,240-square-foot property was occupied by a two-story, single-family house until it was demolished last year.
New development doesn’t come often to Manhattan Beach, a Russian and Jewish middle-class enclave that juts out into Sheepshead Bay on a peninsula in southern Brooklyn. And the homes that do get built here are generally huge, single-family mansions that sell for millions of dollars. But a developer recently filed plans for a new apartment building at 51 West End Avenue, close to the border with Brighton Beach.
Most of Manhattan Beach is zoned only for single-family homes – which wealthy southern Brooklyners have taken to tearing down to replace with mega-homes, not unlike those in Gravesend and parts of Midwood – but…