In August of 2015, renderings were revealed of the four-story, six-unit mixed-use building planned at 491 Myrtle Avenue, in northern Clinton Hill, located four blocks from the Clinton-Washington Avs stop on the G train. The 7,089-square-foot project has since topped out at 58 feet above street level, according to the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership. The ground and cellar levels will contain 1,228 square feet of retail space, followed by residential units, averaging 623 square feet apiece, on the floors above. The two rental apartments on the fourth floor will feature space in a set-back penthouse, and amenities include bike storage and a laundry. Yehuda Mor, doing business as an anonymous LLC, is the developer, and Issac & Stern Architects is behind the design. Completion can probably be expected later this year.
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.
The northern part of Bed-Stuy is strewn with vacant lots, many left over from the postwar years of abandonment and disinvestment. But the blighted holes in the city scape have now become viable development sites,…