The Orthodox community in Borough Park is one of the city’s fastest growing groups, and they’re building plenty of schools to educate their children. Today, YIMBY has the first look at one of these schools – the new headquarters for United Talmudical Academy at 123 Clara Street, on the corner of 36th Street.
Property owner Carol Katzburg has filed applications for a four-story, three-unit mixed-use building at 1225 42nd Street, in northern Borough Park, three blocks from the D train’s stop at Fort Hamilton Parkway. The structure will measure 8,796 square feet in total, and that figure includes 2,297 square feet of community facility space on the ground floor. The full-floor residential units above will average a family-sized 2,166 square feet apiece. Queens-based Grigori Zinkevitch is the architect of record, and an existing 2.5-story house must first be demolished.
Yecheskel Weingarten, as Kerem Dwellings LLC, has filed permits to construct a five-story, 50-foot-tall mixed-use building at 1559 51st Street in Brooklyn’s Borough Park neighborhood. That’s between 15th and 16th Avenues. The total square footage would be 17,380 with eight residential units spread across 13,096 square feet. That would mean an average size of 1,637 square feet. There would be two units each on floors two through five. The filing indicates 4,284 square feet of community facility and the Schedule A lists the cellar and first floor as “ambulatory diagnostic.” Architect Eyal Levitt is the applicant of record. An existing two-story home must be demolished, though permits were issued in 2013.
A Borough Park-based LLC has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 1416 49th Street, in central Borough Park, located three blocks from the D train’s stop at 50th Street. It will measure 8,778 square feet in total, which means units will average 1,097 square feet apiece. Ruslan Goychayev’s Brooklyn-based RSLN Architecture is the architect of record, and permits were filed in September to demolish an existing two-story house.
The southern edge of Borough Park was downzoned in 2007, limiting development in Dyker Heights and in the communities at its edges. But one developer is handling the low-density zoning by planning four small apartment buildings on Fort Hamilton Parkway between 63rd and 64th Streets.