Permits Filed for Long-Stalled Kensington Site

There hasn’t been anything doing at 22 Caton Place in Kensington for about five years, but permits filed with the city show that plans for a new building on the site aren’t completely dead. Hudson Companies (of Third + Bond fame) bought the land earlier this year, and DOB permits that were just filed indicate that the firm intends to build a 73-unit development. That means the project will have 15 more units than the former developer was planning, and instead of Karl Fischer the architect is going to be Kiss + Cathcart. Gotta imagine the neighbors will welcome the day when the lot is no longer a stalled eyesore. GMAP
Photo via stalleddevelopment

10 Comment

  • Johanna

    “Eyesore” That’s a good one. I considered buying the brownstone across the street about a decade ago. I passed on it because at that time there was a wreak of a house on this lot. It was a true eyesore then.

  • I think you are thinking of the lots on East 7th Rick; this one used to have a 1 story white concrete commercial building on it (across from the stalled site next to the stables). Anyway, it would indeed be nice to see something nice (and something not Hot Karl) to go up here, although the wildflowers are really starting to bring some charm to the lot

  • I welcome the day when any Karl Fischer project is replaced by something else!

  • denton

    “Gotta imagine the neighbors will welcome the day when the lot is no longer a stalled eyesore.”

    Nah. Then they’ll complain about ‘crap condos’.

  • The empty lot is beautiful. There was a sort of ad hoc Stonehenge there, and my neighbors planted Black-Eyed Susans. The “weeds” grew up during the summer to look almost like some kind of primordial forest. I can’t imagine that condos will be in any way shape or form an improvement.

  • The empty lot is beautiful. There was a sort of ad hoc Stonehenge there, and my neighbors planted Black-Eyed Susans. The “weeds” grew up during the summer to look almost like some kind of primordial forest. I can’t imagine that condos will be in any way shape or form an improvement.

  • Is anything happening at the stalled site across the street? Until that is dealt with, I can’t see that this location would be particularly enticing. It’s an odd micro-nabe in general. A little cut off, neither here nor there.

  • The fact that the building will have more units than originally planned will be a problem for our neighborhood. No one has mentioned if there will be parking within the building as opposed to adding more parking on the street problems. As for the building across from 22, it should be torn down so we don’t have to continue to live with such a complete disaster.

  • None other than shaya boymelgreen bought 23 caton…look out