An Addition to 951 Dean Street in Crown Heights


Looks like demo has started at 951 Dean Street in Crown Heights, where owner David Chin of nearby Dean & Classon Realty is extending and renovating the existing structure.  A small garage that appeared to date from the teens is now gone, but the old brick stable and a partial old brick wall on the corner remain — perhaps the wall will become part of the renovated structure. (This month, an application was filed for shoring and underpinning a foundation.) Chin purchased the property in 2011 for $385,000, and in February of this year filed to application to add onto the existing building and change the occupancy and use from commercial to business. According to the application, the work will add a total of around 700 square feet to the existing 1,500-square-foot structure. At one point, it seems to have been used as a welding factory, judging by the old signs. The architect is Gregory Switzer of GSAPC, a minority-owned firm that does a lot of work for large corporate clients such as Vanity Fair and Subway. The area is zoned for light manufacturing. GMAP