Brooklyn-based Oladega Properties has filed applications for a four-story, four-unit residential building at 545 Bristol Street, located on the corner of Lott Avenue on the southern end of Brownsville. The project will measure 4,600 square feet and its residential units should average 920 square feet apiece, indicative of family-sized apartments. Olabanji Awosika’s Jamaica-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 20-foot-wide, 2,000-square-foot property is vacant. The Rockaway Avenue stop on the 3 train is five blocks away.
The historic Our Lady of Loreto Church in Brownsville was just saved from being torn down to make way for affordable housing. Now, a different church two blocks away, at 1860 Eastern Parkway, is going to be demolished for another affordable development.
Borough Park-based B&H Management has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 594 Powell Street, in Brownsville. The project will measure 5,631 square feet and its residential units should average 663 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Reza Khamcy’s Great Neck, N.Y.-based Icon Engineering is the applicant of record. The 24-foot-wide, 2,411-square-foot property is currently vacant. The Junius Street stop on the 3 train is three blocks away.
A development team that includes Procida Companies and The Church of God of East Flatbush has announced plans to build a 481-unit affordable residential project at 110 New Lots Avenue, in southern Brownsville. The project, dubbed Ebenezer Plaza, will take up the entire block, which is bound by Powell Street and New Lots, Sackman, and Hegeman avenues.
Brooklynites fear that Brownsville will be next on the gentrification train, but those fears have yet to become a reality. Still, investors are taking a hard look at the neighborhood, which is only a train stop away from increasingly pricey Crown Heights and Bushwick.