An anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 214 Sumpter Street, in Ocean Hill. The project will measure 7,120 square feet and its residential units should average 688 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. The two units on the fourth floor will also feature space in an upper penthouse level. Kenneth Thomas’s Hudson Valley-based firm is the applicant of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot lot is currently occupied by a two-story townhouse. Demolition permits haven’t been filed. The Ralph Avenue stop on the C train is three blocks away.
Our Lady of Loreto, an abandoned church owned by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn and located at 124 Sackman Street in Ocean Hill, is expected to be demolished to make way for an affordable residential building. Catholic Charities Progress of Peoples Development Corporation, which leases the property, is behind the project, the New York Times reported. New building applications haven’t yet been filed, but demolition permits were back in June and crews are expected to begin work later this year. When the church originally closed back in 2008, the structure came close to being razed for 88 affordable residential units. An agreement was made to build 64 residential units behind it while converting the church structure into a different use. Since the 2010 agreement, Catholic Charities hasn’t been able to recruit a redevelopment team to convert the property. The site, located at the corner of Pacific and Sackman streets, is five blocks from Broadway Junction stop on the the A, C, J, L, and Z trains.
Queens-based Southern Plaza Corp. has filed applications for a three-story, two-unit residential building at 900 Madison Street, in northern Ocean Hill. It will measure 3,892 square feet, 2,978 square feet of which will be residential space. It will host a single apartment on the ground and cellar levels, followed by a second apartment on the second, third, and penthouse levels. Russell A. Dance’s South Ozone Park-based RLD3 Engineering is the applicant of record. The site, a 16-foot-wide, 1,667-square-foot property, is currently vacant. The Gates Avenue stop on the J/Z trains is located three blocks to the north.
HPD is planning affordable rentals on city-owned land in eastern Brooklyn. Applications were filed on Tuesday for a four-story, 17-unit building at 1900 Park Place, on the border between Ocean Hill and Brownsville.
The Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 416 Thomas S. Boyland Street, in Ocean Hill. The structure will measure 10,303 square feet and its residential units should average 1,233 square feet apiece. That means the rental apartments will come in family-sized configurations. There will be two apartments per floor and no parking is included, as none is required. Salvatore Perry’s Hudson Square-based Latent Productions is the architect of record. The 40-foot-wide, 4,503-square-foot plot is currently vacant. The Rockaway Avenue stop on the A/C trains is located nine blocks to the north. Since the city is building the project, its apartments will surely come with some amount of affordability.