Last April, YIMBY reported foundation work was underway at 267 Rogers Avenue, in western Crown Heights, where Heights Advisors is developing a five-story, 165-unit residential building, and now the structure is three floors above the street level, per Curbed. Units will average a rental-sized 679 square feet. Think Architecture and Design is the architect of record, and completion is slated for later this year.
Earlier this year, applications were filed for a two-family building at 953 Pacific Street, in northwestern Crown Heights, but those plans have since been scraped and a new application calls for a four-story, three-unit residential building, according to DNAinfo. The building will measure 3,984 square feet, with units averaging 1,328 square feet, and Infinity Properties is developing. Suresh Manchanda’s L&C Associates is the architect of record.
Dafna Development Group has filed applications for a five-story, two-unit mixed-use building at the vacant lot of 728 Prospect Place, in western Crown Heights, equidistant from subways stations serviced by the 2/3/4/5 and A/C trains. The building will total 4,440 square feet in total, with 1,425 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. Two duplex units will split the upper four levels, penthouse included. Suresh Manchanda’s L&C Associates is the architect of record.
Danny Gazal, operating under an anonymous LLC, has filed applications to renovate and expand the vacant four-story townhouse at 481 St Marks Avenue, in northwestern Crown Heights, six blocks from the Franklin Avenue stop on the 2, 3, 4 and 5 trains. A fifth-floor penthouse will be added up top, and six residential units — each averaging 930 square feet — will be sculpted out of the building. Philip Toscano is the architect of record.
Crown Heights has some of the fastest rising rents in all of Brooklyn. It’s gentrifying at a rate that merited two New York Times real estate section features in the last year, neither of which could resist mentioning riots that occurred 24 years ago. At the same time, new development is sweeping across the area, concentrated at the western edge between Washington and Nostrand Avenues.