New Building Will Replace Bergen Tile Near Arena


PRD Realty, a Manhattan-based firm, filed for permits with the city last week to construct a mixed-use development where the old Bergen Tile building stands, on the corner of Flatbush Avenue and Dean Street. The location is directly across the street from where Forest City Ratner is supposed to eventually build the first Atlantic Yards residential tower and also very close to Barclays Center. The permit request says it was “filed in order to obtain denial and referral to Board of Standards & Appeals,” and developer Martin Domansky says that this is because PRD can’t feasibly construct the number of parking spaces the project would be required to have. Domansky says the project, which will have 50-some-odd rental units in addition to commercial space, would be required to have 26 parking spaces by law. Domansky says the firm isn’t looking for a variance in terms of height or size (it will be 6 stories and around 55,000 square feet all told) and that he hopes to start building as soon as all the approvals come through. GMAP

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  • We really need to do away with parking minimum laws, especially in areas like this. I’m positive you could fill a 50-unit building with people who do not own cars. Even if the parking is for the retailers, once the arena opens, no one is going to be driving to do a little shopping on Flatbush Avenue. Then again, once the arena opens, no one who lives anywhere within spitting distance it will want to drive at all.

  • Same developer (and heirs to the Bergen Paint and Tile co) who built The Heritage in Park Slope (nice development)

  • Good. There needs to be a taller building on this site.

  • They should be paid NOT to construct new parking.

    They should also be paid NOT to allow fast food, but that’s an argument for another day.

  • They should be paid NOT to construct new parking.

    They should also be paid NOT to allow fast food, but that’s an argument for another day.

  • I agree – the Heritage is nicely done and good-looking. Compared to the contemporaneous horrors on Fourth Ave. it’s a real beauty. But I agree – no parking is better. People who live this close to this many subway lines (or others coming to shop in this location) shouldn’t use cars.

  • I agree – the Heritage is nicely done and good-looking. Compared to the contemporaneous horrors on Fourth Ave. it’s a real beauty. But I agree – no parking is better. People who live this close to this many subway lines (or others coming to shop in this location) shouldn’t use cars.