A new residential building is probably coming to a vacant lot on Clermont Avenue, between Lafayette and Green avenues, in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene Historic District. It just won’t be quite what was proposed to the Landmarks Preservation Commission on last Tuesday. The commission did not approve the plan for a three-family, four-story structure at its public hearing.
On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved construction of a new two-unit house at the corner of St. Felix Street and Hanson Place in the Brooklyn Academy of Music Historic District. The new construction at 147 St. Felix Street, a lot vacant since 1999, will rise three stories and will hopefully fare better than the site’s two previous occupants.
Gan on Greene, a Jewish preschool organization, is currently converting the four-story building at 54 Greene Avenue, in Fort Greene, into a 45-seat school. According to Brownstoner, construction of the school is underway on the structure’s interior. The project will also include cleaning of the exterior. The program will include three classes and opening is scheduled for September of 2016.
A six-story condo building is set to replace a 19th century townhouse at 162 South Portland Avenue in Fort Greene, and YIMBY has a rendering of the project planned near Barclays Center.
Ana Eskreis, head of Max Studio, has filed applications for a four-story, two-unit residential building at 39 South Elliott Place, in Fort Greene. That’s steps away from the G train’s Fulton Street stop and the C train’s Lafayette Avenue stop. The building will measure 2,472 square feet in total. Triplex units will span the cellar through second floors and a duplex will take up the upper two floors. The project is being designed in-house.