Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Swarm of Residential Projects to Rise along DeKalb Avenue

DeKalb Avenue in Bedford Stuyvesant is becoming a hotbed for development. At least nine new residential buildings are set to rise along a four-block strip of DeKalb Avenue, meeting the demand for more modern units in the neighborhood, which is becoming a desirable location for young professionals.

Bedford-Stuyvesant is the city’s most active neighborhood for new residential building applications in 2015’s first quarter, with developers filing for at least 33 projects.

A large stretch of the avenue is in proximity to the G and J trains and is zoned to allow buildings up to seven stories high. Such features make the thoroughfare an attractive option to developers.

Here are nine new projects which will soon begin to rise along DeKalb Avenue:

627 DeKalb Avenue

Situated at the corner of Nostrand Avenue, a seven-story apartment building is set to rise at 627 DeKalb. A total of 28 units are planned with a first floor garage to accommodate 15 vehicles. The new building is being designed by Issac & Stern Architects.

641 DeKalb Avenue

Developer Guy Iber will bring a five-story, eight-unit residence to this presently vacant lot. The first and fifth floors will have one apartment each and two units will be located on the second through fourth floors.

740 DeKalb Avenue

A seven-story building is being constructed between Marcy and Tompkins avenues with 37 apartments and 19 indoor parking spaces. The 25,525 square foot building is being designed by Brent M. Porter Associates.

785 DeKalb Avenue

SSJ Development purchased this development site for $2.7 million with plans to construct a six-story building with 70 apartments Original designs for the building near Tompkins Avenue drew complaints from local residents who criticized its spaceship-like structure. The design has since been revised

806 DeKalb Avenue

A six-story, 16-unit building is planned for the lot near Throop Avenue, replacing a single-story structure torn down in 2014. The city’s Department of Buildings approved an application for the new building on June 5th.

820 DeKalb Avenue

A former three-story walkup is being replaced by a 10-unit apartment building at 820 DeKalb Avenue. The new building will be a four-story structure with a penthouse and cellar.

855 DeKalb Avenue

The property between Marcus Garvey Boulevard and Throop Avenue will soon be home to a five-story residence. Plans call for the conversion of a three-story commercial space to a building with 15 apartments spread throughout 15,000 square feet.

875 DeKalb Avenue

Developer Simon Kaufman purchased this vacant lot in South Williamsburg for $3 million last June. He is planning to construct a new a six-story, 35-unit structure designed by architect Charles Mallea. The new building will have terraces and green space on the top floor.

880 DeKalb Avenue

Just across the street from 875 DeKalb, a seven-story building is planned for the former one-story commercial building at 880 DeKalb Avenue. Construction of the 46-unit building was approved by the city in March 2014.

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