Construction has wrapped up entirely and occupancy is currently underway at the five-story, 80-unit affordable/supportive housing project at 331 Saratoga Avenue, located on the corner of Bergen Street, in Ocean Hill. Photos of the completed building can be seen in a Curbed NY report. Dubbed Bergen Saratoga Apartments, it measures 74,614 square feet. It will feature 40 one- and two-bedroom apartments that will rent at below-market rates through the affordable housing lottery, in addition to 40 studio apartments that will be occupied by formerly homeless people. CAMBA will also supply social services for the building’s residents. Amenities include a library with a computer room, an outdoor recreational space with a playground, a community room with a kitchen, laundry facilities, storage for 40 bikes, and 15 off-street parking spaces. Dunn Development Corp. and the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HDP) are the developers, while SLCE Architects is behind the design. Construction on the project began in 2014.
Brooklyn-based MBC Group has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 379 Sumpter Street, in Ocean Hill. The structure will measure 5,482 square feet and its residential units should average 658 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Each floor will host two apartments, and amenities should include laundry facilities and “recreation spaces” in the cellar, as well as terraces on the fourth floor, probably in conjunction with the residences on that floor. Genaro Urueta’s Maspeth-based Studio Gallos is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot lot is currently occupied by a recessed single-story structure. The Chauncey Street stop on the J/Z trains is two blocks away, while the Rockaway Avenue stop on the A/C trains is five blocks south.
Brooklyn-based Diamond Homes NYC has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 2114 Fulton Street, in Ocean Hill. The structure will measure 6,627 square feet and its residential units should average 828 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Each floor will host two units each, although one of the fourth-floor units will feature space in an upper mezzanine level. Amenities include storage space and laundry facilities. Briarwood-based Gerald J. Caliendo is the architect of record. The 19-foot-wide, 1,995-square-foot lot is currently vacant as the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development demolished the site’s two-story predecessor back in 2013. The new building will be located less than a block from the Rockaway Avenue stop on the A/C trains.
Flushing-based property owner Eran Tourgeman has filed applications for a four-story, six-unit residential building at 225 Howard Avenue, in Ocean Hill, located three blocks from the Ralph Avenue stop on the C train. The structure will measure 4,704 square feet, which means its residential units should average 784 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. There will be two units per floor on the ground through third floors. The fourth floor will host a single unit that also spans into the third floor. Pirooz Soltanizadeh’s Jamaica-based Royal Engineering is the applicant of record. The 25-foot-wide, 1,986-square-foot lot is currently vacant. The site’s predecessor was a three-story wood-framed house, and it was demolished in 2008.
Back in October of 2014, construction was underway to convert the single-story Roosevelt Savings Bank building at 1024 Gates Avenue, in far-northern Ocean Hill, into a six-story, 50-unit residential building. Four floors were added to the interior of the existing bank building, at which point the structure received a single-story vertical expansion (its sixth floor). Now, construction has entirely wrapped up. Dubbed the Brooklyn-Roosevelt, leasing is underway for some of its studios and one-bedrooms, Curbed NY reported. The units, averaging 699 square feet apiece, are rental apartments, and amenities include a café, a fitness center, laundry facilities, bike storage, a lounge/club, a yoga room, a 12-seat movie theater, and on-site parking. Kai Management is the developer, while Queens-based NuAn Design Corporation is behind the architecture. Occupancy is expected in June and July, although some of the amenities won’t be ready until the fall.