Hudson Companies, the developer of Third + Bond, confirmed that it has filed plans for a 23-story, 254 unit mixed-use building at 626 Flatbush Avenue in Propsect Lefferts Gardens. The company has not yet received permits for the building. The Real Deal reports that the company signed a contract for the Flatbush Avenue site in March 2012 but has not yet closed. The L-shaped lot (the large building at the top center of the above image and the parking lot behind it) is on Flatbush between Parkside Avenue and Lincoln Road. The site’s owner filed for bankruptcy and TRD speculates that Hudson may need approval from bankruptcy court to close on the property.
This may all sound a bit familiar. Back in 2008 a 20-story glass-walled tower was planned for the neighborhood on Lincoln Road near Ocean Avenue. There was much community opposition and that building was never built. The lot was sold to another developer planning a much smaller structure. Think this is good for the neighborhood? Think it has a better chance than the last failed attempt to put a highrise in this neighborhood?