Fort Greene


With More Traditional Design, Landmarks Approves Three-Family Home at 348 Clermont Avenue, Fort Greene

In January, we reported on a proposal for a four-story, three-unit residential building on the vacant lot at 348 Clermont Avenue. That’s between Lafayette and Green avenues in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene Historic District. Its design was initially rejected by the Landmarks Preservation Commission. On Tuesday, after a rethink, a more traditional design won them over.

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399 Adelphi Street

Four-Story, Four-Unit Residential Building Planned At 399 Adelphi Street, Fort Greene

Brooklyn-based Urban View Realty has filed applications for a four-story, four-unit residential building at 399 Adelphi Street, in southern Fort Greene, located five blocks from the Lafayette Avenue stop on the C train. The structure will measure just 5,000 square feet and all of its residential units will have full-floor configurations. The fourth-floor penthouse units will feature, in addition, a fifth-floor penthouse level. The apartments will most likely be condominiums. Woody Chen’s Elmhurst-based Infocus Design & Planning is the architect of record. The project would rise on a 25-foot-wide vacant lot, although the plot of land is associated with the building next door and must first be subdivided.


Proposal for 348 Clermont Avenue.

Landmarks Not Ready To Approve New Three-Family House At 348 Clermont Avenue, Fort Greene

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.

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Rendering of 147 St. Felix Street.

Two-Unit House Coming to 147 St. Felix Street, BAM Historic District

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.

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