Marvel Architects just published a rendering for the big residential tower Hudson Companies is planning to build at 626 Flatbush near Prospect Park in Prospect Lefferts Gardens. It shows two towers set back more than 100 feet from the street, with a shorter building in front where there will be retail and rooftop greenspace. The 80/20 market/affordable building will have 254 rental units. They’re also seeking LEED Gold certification.
A neighbor said to us, “There’s a small but vocal contingent in the neighborhood that’s against it (mainly people in the historic district or in the houses on Ocean Avenue that will have this in their backyards), but most of the people I know in the neighborhood are for it. It’s not displacing anyone but the people who used to park their cars there, and I think it’s going to do a lot to improve the commercial offerings on this stretch of Flatbush.”
Marvel’s other projects include the Pierhouse and One Hotel at Brooklyn Bridge Park, St. Ann’s Warehouse Theater, the renovated McCarren Pool, and 9 Townhouses and 14 Townhouses on State Street in Boerum Hill.
The Q at Parkside blog was the first to publish the rendering.
What do you think of the design for this location near the park?