Crown Heights

902 Franklin Avenue, photo by Tectonic

Crown Heights Laundry at 902 Franklin Avenue Nearly Demolished for Four-Building Residential Project

It’s been a year and a half since Cornell Realty filed plans for a massive four-building, 208-unit development at 902 Franklin Avenue in southern Crown Heights. Now, Cornell has nearly finished demolishing the series of squat industrial buildings on the site between Crown and Montgomery streets, which used to be a commercial laundry business.

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1511 Bedford Avenue

10-Story, 114-Unit Mixed-Use Building Rises to Sixth Floor at 1511 Bedford Avenue, Crown Heights

A 10-story, 114-unit mixed-use building is now six stories above street level at 1511 Bedford Avenue, in western Crown Heights. The construction progress can be seen a photo taken by prolific photographer Tectonic. The latest building permits put the structure at 109,887 square feet when complete. The ground and cellar levels will host 8,519 square feet of community space for a synagogue. The residential units, which will be rental apartments, should average 809.5 square feet apiece. Twenty percent of them, or 22 units, will rent at below-market rates through the housing lottery. Amenities include a 61-car underground garage, space for 71 bikes, private residential storage units, laundry facilities, a fitness center, and a roof terrace. Realty Within Reach is the developer and Issac & Stern Architects is behind the design. Completion is expected in 2017.




111 Montgomery Street, rendering by Karl Fischer

Developer Acquires Site of 12-Story, 162-Unit Residential Project at 109 Montgomery Street, Crown Heights

The 21,906-square-foot development site at 109 Montgomery Street, in southwestern Crown Heights, has recently changed hands for $24.5 million. Cornell Realty is likely the new owner, according to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. The site has been approved for a 12-story, 162-unit residential building, which YIMBY revealed renderings of back in October of 2015. The latest permits indicate the building will encompass 168,236 square feet. If the new owner builds the current plans, the residential units, ranging from studios to three-bedrooms, should average 814 square feet apiece. Amenities include a 71-car underground garage, a pet spa, private residential storage, storage for 81 bikes, outdoor terraces on the ground, second, and rooftop levels, and a fitness center. Karl Fischer is the architect. Demolition permits indicate crews will begin to raze the existing single-story warehouse imminently. The site is located five blocks south of the Franklin Avenue stop on the 2/3 and 4/5 trains and Franklin Avenue Shuttle.


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