A nonprofit that operates supportive housing wants to expand its facilities in Crown Heights, but it will have to do more work on the plan. Last Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission did not approve plans for the Institute for Community Living’s campus at 839 St. Marks Avenue, on the corner of Brooklyn Avenue in the Crown Heights North Historic District.
New building applications were filed yesterday for a seven-story apartment building with ground floor retail at 701 Washington Avenue, on the eastern, Crown Heights side of the commercial thoroughfare.
Southern Crown Heights isn’t as thick with new construction as the area north of Eastern Parkway, but new apartments are in the works on the low-slung blocks around Empire Boulevard. Last week YIMBY noticed new building applications for a seven-story residential development at 264 Sullivan Place, between Rogers and Nostrand Avenues.
There were five landmarks designated in Brooklyn in 2015 and now the borough has its first of 2016. The East New York Savings Bank, Parkway Branch building at 1117 Eastern Parkway (a.k.a. 1123A Eastern Parkway) was designated an individual landmark by the Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday.
Midtown-based Pinnacle Group is planning to convert the six-story, 46-unit rental apartment building at 382-390 Eastern Parkway, in southwestern Crown Heights, into 45 condominiums. Located a block from the Franklin Avenue stop on the 2/3/4/5 trains, the conversion project received approval from the state’s Attorney General’s office last month, The Real Deal reports. The 45 condos are being valued at $32.7 million all together. The apartments will be individually renovated and Pinnacle is doing so on a non-eviction basis. The structure measures 44,580 square feet, so units should average 990 square feet apiece. Long Island City-based Atelier New York Architecture is the architect of record.