Crown Heights

737 Park Place

Four-Story, Two-Family Mixed-Use Building Coming to 737 Park Place, Crown Heights

Itamar Bruhim, doing business as an anonymous Floral Park-based LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, two-unit mixed-use building at 737 Park Place, in western Crown Heights, located five blocks from the Franklin Avenue stop on the 2/3/4/5 trains. The structure will measure 4,378 square feet, and 1,254 square feet of that will be dedicated to ground-floor retail space. Above, one unit will be hosted on the second and third floor, and a second unit will be located in the fourth floor and penthouse level. The apartments should average a spacious 1,612 square feet, which means condominiums must be in the works. Roman Sorokko’s Little Neck-based Versatile Engineering is the applicant of record. The 20-foot-wide, 1,513-square feet lot is currently vacant.


608 Franklin Avenue

Eight-Story, 106-Unit Residential Project Topped Out at 608 Franklin Avenue, Crown Heights

It was in January that YIMBY last brought you an update on the eight-story, 106-unit residential project under construction at 608 Franklin Avenue (a.k.a. 1036 Dean Street), in northwestern Crown Heights, located five blocks from the Franklin Avenue stop on the C train and Franklin Avenue Shuttle. At the time, the structure was four stories above street level, but it has since topped out and is now receiving its windows, as seen in a photo by Tectonic. The structure will measure 125,350 square feet and its residential units should average 693 square feet apiece. Rental apartments are in the works, and configurations will include studios, one-bedrooms, and two-bedrooms. Twenty-four of the apartments will rent at below-market rates through the housing lottery. Amenities include a 56-car parking garage on the cellar and ground floors, storage for 63 bikes, a lounge, a fitness center, an common outdoor area on the second floor, and a rooftop terrace. Yoel Goldman’s Brooklyn GC is the developer, with ODA New York is behind the design. Occupancy can probably be expected by the end of the year.



1552 Bergen Street

New Details for Seven-Story, 90-Unit Mixed-Income Residential Project Underway at 1552 Bergen Street, Crown Heights

Back in September of 2014, news broke that a seven-story, 90-unit mixed-income residential project was being planned at 1552 Bergen Street, in eastern Crown Heights, located six blocks south of the Utica Avenue stop on the A/C trains. The 68,711-square-foot building, dubbed Concern Bergen, has been quietly rising and has since topped out. Now, applications for the apartments – a mix of affordable, supportive, and market-rate units – are available, according to DNAinfo. Of the 90 apartments, 55 will be assigned to adults with psychiatric disabilities and will average 480 square feet apiece. The next 33 apartments, comprised of one- and two-bedrooms, will rent at below-market rates through the housing lottery, while the remaining two apartments will be market-rate rentals. The 35 non-supportive units should average 877 square feet apiece. Amenities include a fitness center, a computer lab, multiple lounges, a laundry, private storage space, storage for 21 bikes, a seven-car garage on the ground floor, and an outdoor terrace. Long Island-based Concern for Independent Living is the developer, while Dattner Architects is behind the design. Occupancy is expected in September.


Proposal for 839 St. Marks Avenue, with the Dean Sage Mansion at the left

Landmarks Approves Expansion of Supportive Housing Complex at 839 St. Marks Avenue, Crown Heights

After having its first proposal rejected, a supportive housing institution in Brooklyn has received approval to expand its campus. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to allow both demolition and new construction on the campus of the Institute for Community Living (ICL), located at 839 St. Marks Avenue, at the corner of Brooklyn Avenue in the Crown Heights North Historic District.

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