Back in October of 2015, the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) approved plans to redevelop the multi-story Pavilion cinema, at 188 Prospect Park West, located on the corner of 14th Street in southern Park Slope, into a smaller movie theater and 24 condominium units. Those plans have now been scrapped entirely, in favor of a simpler renovation, the New York Times reported. The existing Pavilion structure, acquired by an anonymous LLC in August for $28 million, will be renovated to accommodate a Nitehawk Cinema, dubbed Nitehawk Prospect Park. The new theater will include seven screens for a total of 650 seats, two bars, dining services, and a restored interior atrium. Existing operations at the Pavilion will end in October, and the renovation is expected to take a year to complete. Hidrock Properties still owns the adjacent single-story property where an expansion would have occurred. Of course, any exterior alterations that go into the the cinema renovation will have to be approved by the LPC.
Just last week, a rendering was revealed of the planned eight-story condominium project coming to 137 Fourth Avenue (a.k.a. 334 Butler Street), in northern Park Slope. Now, official new building applications have been filed with the Building Department. The development will measure 18,106 square feet and will contain 1,385 square feet of commercial-retail space on the ground floor. Thirteen residential units will be located on the second through eighth floors, average 967 square feet apiece. Two duplex penthouses will occupy the seventh and eighth floors. Amenities include private residential storage, a fitness center, and a rooftop terrace. Arbie Development is the developer and ARC Architecture + Design Studio is the architect. A three-story townhouse must first be demolished. Completion is expected in 2018.
The Berkeley Carroll School, formerly the Berkeley Institute, has been a growing presence in Park Slope, Brooklyn since the end of the 19th century. It will continue to grow, thanks to the Landmarks Preservation Commission, which last Tuesday approved a rooftop addition to its campus.
Earlier this year, the 11-story, 44-unit mixed-use building under development at 251 1st Street (a.k.a. 275 Fourth Avenue), in Park Slope, was several floors above street level. Now, the project has topped out and is receiving its façade elements, as seen in photos by our friend Tectonic. The development, which goes by 251 First, encompasses 82,045 square feet. The latest filings indicate it will feature 4,273 square feet of ground-floor retail space in addition to a 335-square-foot medical office. The residential units will be condominiums and should average 1,368 square feet apiece. Amenities include a stroller valet and storage room, a lounge, a library, fitness and yoga room, a children’s playroom, storage for 22 bikes, a pet washing and grooming station, laundry facilities, a landscaped courtyard, and a rooftop recreational area. The U.S. arm of Shenzhen-based developer Vanke Group is behind the project, while ODA New York is the design architect. Issac & Stern Architects is serving as the architect of record. Completion is expected later this year.
In June of 2014, the city’s Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) approved a variance for New York Methodist Hospital’s new eight-story, 500,000-square-foot Center for Community Health expansion at 515 6th Street, in Park Slope. A settlement between the hospital and Preserve Park Slope has since scaled the project down from seven to six stories, eliminating 28,000 square feet of medical space. Last month, the city approved plans for the scaled down version, and now the hospital has begun demolishing 16 brownstones to make way for the building, Crain’s reports. The latest filings detail a 485,978-square-foot building with 253,993 square feet of medical space. The facility’s operations will include outpatient surgery, imaging, cancer treatment and specialty care in orthopedics, and cardiology. The Schedule A indicates a 300-car parking garage in the sub-cellar and retail space on the basement level. Perkins Eastman is designing. The state Department of Health’s approval of a Certificate of Need is the last step needed before construction can begin. Once construction begins, completion is expected three years later.