Neighborhoods like Midwood and Sheepshead Bay are a largely untapped market for commercial development. But developers are starting to realize that there’s growing demand for new office space in heavily trafficked shopping corridors near the subway, even in southern Brooklyn. One property owner near the northern border of Sheepshead Bay took the plunge in 2014 and decided to demolish a few two-story commercial buildings at 1601 Kings Highway.
Back in September of 2014, YIMBY reported on applications for a 28-story, 236-unit residential building at 1501 Voorhies Avenue, in southern Sheepshead Bay, located directly adjacent to the Sheepshead Bay stop on the B/Q trains. Now, Sheepshead Bites reports foundation work is well underway on what permits say will eventually be a 275,892-square-foot building. The residential units, which will be a mix of condominiums and rental apartments, should average a relatively spacious 1,169 square feet apiece. The tower’s lower portions will host 13,530 square feet of commercial space, and amenities include 124 parking spaces, many located in an underground garage, storage for 118 bikes, a fitness center, a pool and spa, and and common outdoor spaces. AvalonBay and Muss Development are the developers, and Perkins Eastman Architects is behind the design. Completion is expected in 2018.
Back in November, YIMBY reported on applications for a six-story, 19-unit mixed-use building at 1780 Sheepshead Bay Road, in southern Sheepshead Bay, located four blocks from the Sheepshead Bay stop on the B/Q trains. Now, it appears those plans have been replaced with plans for a larger building, Sheepshead Bites reports. Starealty.Estate acquired the development assemblage at 1780-1784 Sheepshead Bay Road for $3.66 million last February, and now an eight-story mixed-use building is being planned. It’s expected to include commercial-retail and a community facility on the ground and second floors. Rental apartments will fill the upper six floors and the project will feature a 30-car parking garage. The corner lot is currently vacant, although two three-story buildings were filed for demolition earlier this month and are expected to be razed in the next few weeks. Construction is scheduled to begin by the summer.
Jacob Ashkenazie, doing business as Brooklyn-based TNE Buildings, has filed applications for two three-story, two-unit residential buildings at 2426-2428 East 15th Street, in Sheepshead Bay, located two blocks south of the Neck Road stop on the Q train. Each building will measure 3,388 square feet apiece, and the residential space across the development will total 5,082 square feet. Each residential unit will take one-and-a-half floors and should average a spacious 1,270 square feet apiece. Pirooz Soltanizadeh’s Jamaica-based Royal Engineering is the applicant of record. The 50-foot-wide lot is currently occupied by a single-story house, and demolition permits were filed in December to remove it.
Property owner Xin Ling Huang has filed applications for a three-story, three-unit residential building at 2615 East 27th Street, in southern Sheepshead Bay, located three blocks north of the waterfront. The structure will measure 3,654 square feet in total and its full-floor residential units should average a spacious 1,197 square feet apiece, which means they will probably be condominiums. The project will also include a 300-square-foot garage for two automobiles. Flushing-based Thomas Tung PE is the applicant of record. The 40-foot-wide lot is currently occupied by one-and-a-half-story house and demolition permits have not yet been filed to knock it down.