A small, pre-Civil War residential building in Brooklyn will be returned to something resembling its former glory. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the restoration of 121 Congress Street. That’s located between Hicks Street and Henry Street in the Cobble Hill Historic District.
Fortis Property Group is slowly redeveloping Long Island College Hospital into apartments and an NYU Langone Medical Center, but a smaller project is brewing across the street. Local developer Brandon Hornbeck is demolishing a row of townhouses on Amity and Hicks street to make way for a mixed-use residential building.
Back in December of 2014, YIMBY reported on the Landmarks Preservation Commission approval of the four-story, eight-unit mixed-use building at 112 Atlantic Avenue, in northern Cobble Hill (within the Cobble Hill Historic District), after initial plans for the site were rejected the month before. Curbed NY now has a new rendering of the project, which is reportedly now under construction and using the address 325 Henry Street. The latest filings describe a 25,244-square-foot structure with 6,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The condominium units will begin on the second floor and should average a very spacious 2,169 square feet apiece. There will also be six bike storage spaces and an eight-car automated parking garage in the cellar. BKSK Architects is designing, and Avery Hall Investments and OTL Enterprises are the developers. Completion is probably expected later this year or in 2017.
Musician and property owner Norah Jones is moving forward with converting the two-story, two-family residential building at 172 Pacific Street, in Cobble Hill, into a single-family townhouse. Brownstoner reports all of the needed approvals are in place to do the conversion, which includes partially demolishing the rear of the property and replacing it with a new rear extension that will include a sliding glass door on the ground floor and French doors and Juliette balconies on the second floor. In all, the structure will see its residential space go from 3,552 square feet to 3,085 square feet. Baxt Ingui Architects is designing the renovations. As the property sits within the Cobble Hill Historic District, the Landmarks Preservation Commission had to approve of the project, which it did in November of 2015. The house was purchased for $6.25 million in 2015.
Midtown-based PS-5 Development has filed applications for a four-story, four-unit residential building at 356 Baltic Street, in Cobble Hill, four blocks south of the Bergen Street stop on the F and G trains. The project will measure 4,897 square feet in total, which means full-floor units will average 1,224 square feet apiece, indicative of condos. The unit on the fourth floor will also include a fifth-floor penthouse. Anthony Morena’s Midtown-based Arch + Dev Mortar is the architect of record. A single-story garage structure must first be demolished.