An anonymous Midtown South-based LLC has recently been granted permits to build a six-story, 98,812-square-foot self-storage building at 33 Remsen Avenue, on the northern end of East Flatbush. The Buildings Department approval comes nearly two years after initial applications were filed. The new structure will contain storage units on the ground through sixth floors, in addition to two underground floors. There will be accessory office space on the ground floor. Virginia-based Butz Wilbern LTD is the applicant of record. The site was once occupied by a single-story commercial strip until that was demolished over the summer.
East Flatbush hasn’t seen much development action since the 421-a tax break expired in January. But a little market-rate project is coming to the hood, possibly spurred by renewed negotiations over the controversial policy. A pair of five-story residential buildings may replace a detached house at 3603 Farragut Road, at the corner of Brooklyn Avenue in East Flatbush.
Brooklyn-based Highland Builders has filed applications for a four-story, 10-unit residential building at 674 Maple Street, in northern East Flatbush. The project will measure 8,541 square feet and its residential units should average 790 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. One of the units on the fourth floor will be a duplex and feature space on an upper penthouse level. There will also be space for five bikes in the cellar. Eyal Levitt’s Brooklyn-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 40-foot-wide, 3,600-square-foot lot is currently occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits were filed in August. The site is eight blocks from the Sterling Street stop on the 2 and 5 trains.
Brooklyn-based property owner Rachel Ohana has filed applications for a four-story, two-unit residential building at 555 Maple Street, in northern East Flatbush. The structure will measure 5,395 square feet. There will be one unit on the ground floor, followed by a townhouse-style apartment across part of the ground floor and the upper three floors. Lewis E. Garfinkel’s Brooklyn-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 20-foot-wide, 2,300-square-foot lot is currently vacant. The Sterling Street stop on the 2 and 5 trains is six blocks away.
Yaniv Zohar, doing business as an anonymous Kew Gardens-based LLC, has filed applications for a three-story, two-unit residential building at 199 East 38th Street, in northern East Flatbush, near the SUNY Downstate Medical Center. The structure will measure 4,196 square feet. One of the units will be located on the ground and cellar floors while the second will span the second and third floors. The apartments should average 1,589 square feet apiece, which indicates that they will boast family-sized configurations. There will be one off-street parking space. Arnold S. Montag’s Great Neck, N.Y.-based AM/PM Design & Consulting is the architect of record. The 20-foot-wide, 1,975-square-foot lot is vacant. The Church Avenue stop on the 2 and 5 trains is nine blocks away.