A large, mixed-use complex with apartments, a synagogue and retail may replace a series of small apartment buildings on East 8th Street in Midwood. Developer Bo Jin Zhu filed applications earlier today for the 11-story, 162,400-square-foot building at 1721 East 8th Street, between Quentin Road and Kings Highway.
Borough Park-based Ranco Capital has filed applications for an eight-story, 82-unit residential building at 1825 Ocean Avenue, in Midwood, five blocks from the Q train’s Avenue M stop. The building will measure 63,291 square feet in total, and units will average a rental-sized 772 square feet each. Mapleton-based N.A. Design Studio is the applicant of record, and a gas station must first be removed.
Midwood-based BWH Construction has filed applications for an eight-story, 26-unit residential building at 1251 East 19th Street, in Midwood, three blocks from the Q train’s Avenue M stop. The building will measure 31,895 square feet, which means units will average 1,227 square feet apiece, possibly making for condominiums. Felix Pustylnik is the applicant of record. The 2.5-story home at 1251 East 19th Street was demolished over the past month, but demolition has not yet begun at the three-story residential building spanning Nos. 1943-1947.
Developers flocked to Ocean Avenue in Brooklyn during the years following World War I, and after decades of decline, builders have finally returned to the broad, tree-lined thoroughfare. The latest new building planned there is 1704 Ocean Avenue, a seven-story residential development between Avenue L and Avenue M in Midwood.
Infinity Real Estate plans to add two floors to the three-story, 160,000 square-foot mixed-use commercial building at 1630 East 15th Street, next to the Kings Highway stop on the B and Q lines in Midwood. According to Commercial Observer, the 60,000 square-foot office expansion is being designed by Zyscovich Architects. The building is currently 100 percent leased, and was acquired by the current owners in 2014.