Prolific affordable developer Arker Companies has built and rehabbed thousands of apartments in Spring Creek, a far-flung neighborhood in southeastern Brooklyn. Now, they’ve filed applications for two more mid-rise residential buildings in the neighborhood, at 911 Erskine Street and 11629 Seaview Avenue.
East New York
Property owner Juan Calderon has filed applications for a three-story, two-unit mixed-use building at 136 Jamaica Avenue, in the Cypress Hills section of East New York. The structure will measure 6,593 square feet. The ground floor will host 1,774 square feet of commercial-retail and 488 square feet of medical offices. There will be two full-floor residential units, averaging 1,035 square feet apiece, on the floors above. In addition, a two-car parking garage will be located in the cellar. Qiang Su’s Chinatown-based Su Architect is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,306-square-foot property is currently vacant. The Alabama Avenue stop on the J/Z trains is five blocks away.
On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission held public hearings on six proposed designations. One was for a complex in East New York, Brooklyn and the latter five were for properties in Midtown East.
East New Yorkers rallied early last year to save a historic bank building at 91 Pennsylvania Avenue in East New York, after plans surfaced for a seven-story medical building that would replace it. The wrecking ball ultimately came for the 19th century Renaissance Revival bank designed by Richard Upjohn, and now the new medical facility is rising fast.
The Institute for Community Living is planning to build a two-story, 44,600-square-foot medical office building at 2587 Atlantic Avenue, on the corner of Georgia Avenue in East New York, located a block from the Alabama Avenue stop on the J/Z trains. The nonprofit is expected to establish nine programs at the location, including mental health programs, social services, and care coordination. In addition, Community Healthcare Network, another nonprofit, is expected to provide primary care services in 5,100 square feet of the space, according to Crain’s. Dattner Architects is designing and completion is expected in 2018. Dattner is also working on ICL’s project in Crown Heights. As for this project, it is being built adjacent to ICL’s mental health clinic at 2581 Atlantic Avenue. The development assemblage include the three-story mixed-use building at 2587 Atlantic Avenue, the Georgia Avenue-facing end of 2581 Atlantic Avenue, and a two-story, two-family house at 40 Georgia Avenue.