A Peek Inside the Big Build at 341 Eastern Parkway


Beams are goin’ up at 341 Eastern Parkway, the eight-story apartment build that’s been a long time coming. After years of stalled development, a developer snatched up the lot for $8,265,000 this April with plans for an eight-story, 65-unit building already approved by the DOB. A rendering emerged soon after, and I Love Franklin Avenue spotted a fresher rendering last week. According to a flyer by CPEX, which will market the commercial space, there will be 7,361 square feet of retail space and 830 square feet of community space. The most recent DOB plans call for 65 units. The whole shebang should be ready for occupancy in the third quarter of 2013.
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  • Not bad but I hope it’s not white.

  • sweet action

    Thats a pretty big change between renderings! The white does look a bit weird, but probably just due to the simple rendering. Looks a lot nicer, and more in tune with the existing architecture. We’ll see how it looks in the end. Not bad I’d say.

  • Looking forward to this very much. The corner is very busy and worthy of good retail. I just hope it’s not Duane Reade/ Big Bank/ Subway sandwiches/ Starbucks. I would love to see book store/ clothing/ hardware/ housewares, but I suspect that those have been killed by the big boxes.

  • Looking forward to this very much. The corner is very busy and worthy of good retail. I just hope it’s not Duane Reade/ Big Bank/ Subway sandwiches/ Starbucks. I would love to see book store/ clothing/ hardware/ housewares, but I suspect that those have been killed by the big boxes.

  • Has there been any mention of how the apartments will be priced?

  • Has there been any mention of how the apartments will be priced?

  • Happy this finally started and the newer rendering is better, and looks good in white but will depend on how its actually executed and the materials. Lots of folks have been hoping for a good drug store in the retail space since thats what this area needs. Other ideas like those mentioned are nice but probably not sustainable or “needed” in this area.

    • Nothing is “needed”. The neighborhood is quite liveable- but the retail mix leans strongly toward food and drink. Do we just want more of that? Can’t we have a Tarzian hardware/ Community Books level of livable? You are probably right that it would be an uphill battle economically (if thats what you mean by sustianable?), but a girl can dream!

      • Yeah, meant economically viable. And that corner will be pricier than up the street. A good hardware store or homewares could be nice, but I can make the walk or even subway for the once a month (if that!) that I need them. Walgreens is something you use and need more regularly, and I like the idea of having something bright and open 24hrs on that corner.

      • Yeah, meant economically viable. And that corner will be pricier than up the street. A good hardware store or homewares could be nice, but I can make the walk or even subway for the once a month (if that!) that I need them. Walgreens is something you use and need more regularly, and I like the idea of having something bright and open 24hrs on that corner.

        • When NY Methodist Hospital opened a big new buiding several years ago on Seventh Avenue bet. 6th and 5th St. the community went nuts trying to get something they liked. What they got was a drugstore and a bookstore. Not so bad considering……..

    • Nothing is “needed”. The neighborhood is quite liveable- but the retail mix leans strongly toward food and drink. Do we just want more of that? Can’t we have a Tarzian hardware/ Community Books level of livable? You are probably right that it would be an uphill battle economically (if thats what you mean by sustianable?), but a girl can dream!

  • The big question is: Condos or rentals?

  • I am rather skeptical that this will ready for occupancy within one year. Thats a pretty fast build and fit out for a project of this or any size.