The South Slope blog IMBY ventured north to Prospect Heights and nabbed this rendering of 313 St. Marks Avenue, a future 76 unit rental development. The architecture firm in question is S3 Architecture, which is also designing two buildings in the Clinton Hill Historic District. The new building application for the four-story development is now pending at the DOB. This lot is actually the weirdly shaped, 31,000-square-foot parking lot between Underhill and Washington Avenue. It sold last summer for $5.75 million. We spoke with S3 architect Christopher Dierig about working with such an awkward space:
We are planning a very exciting building at St Marks. In order to accommodate the lot, the building has an unusual shape. It includes interior courtyards, and yards facing various massings and wings of the building. Parking will be underground.
He also addressed the carriage house next door at 305 St. Marks Avenue, which IMBY expressed concern about:
The building does not block in the carriage house next door. That part of the lot will remain an open yard, so it does not impact the light or view of the carriage house. We have a very good engineering team dealing with the shoring and underpinning of all adjacent structures.