It looks like this funeral home at the corner of Fulton and Downing Streets in Clinton Hill will be demolished soon for a six-story, 28-unit building designed by the ubiquitous Karl Fischer. Demolition applications were filed last week to knock down the three-story funeral home at 1045 and 1047 Fulton, but they haven’t been approved yet. The apartment building will have 21,048 square feet of residential space with bike storage and private terraces, according to a new plan exam application. Original plans for the site called for an eight story building with 32 units, but it appears the architect has refiled after the first building application was disapproved.
Sterling Equities filed plans earlier this week to build a four-story, 32-unit residential development on the site of the Regency Carts building in Gowanus. GLUCK+ architects will design the 53,475-square-foot development at 337 Carroll Street, according to the plan exam application filed October 22. BuzzBuzzHome spotted the plan application, which says the building will have 27 enclosed parking spaces, a common roof terrace and private exterior space. The developer also filed demolition permits for the two-story white building. Sterling bought the property in May for $12,500,000 and is in negotiations to buy the unfinished “Hell Building” next door at 333 Carroll, as we reported last month.
There’s finally some action at the long-vacant Bergen Tile Building at Flatbush and Dean Street in Prospect Heights, where the developer PRD Realty filed a demolition application last week. Development plans have been in the works for a while at 215 Flatbush, a prime spot located right across the street from the Barclays Center. Ripco Real Estate has been marketing the site for three months and recently posted this flyer with renderings and details on the planned mixed-use development. The most recent new building application — filed and disapproved in February 2012 — is for a six-story building with 53 rental apartments and 9,875 square feet of ground floor retail space. The 55,000-square-foot building would be required to have 26 parking spaces by law. However, Martin Domansky of PRD told us last year that he was taking his case to the Board of Standards and Appeals because PRD couldn’t possibly construct that number of spaces.
The Department of Buildings approved plans to demolish 156 Tillary Street, the empty four-story building between Flatbush Avenue Extension and Gold Street. It is right next door to the 13-story, 116-room Hampton Inn under construction on the corner of Flatbush Avenue Extension. According to DOB documents, this owners of this lot are the same owners as the Hampton Inn site. What DOB documents don’t reveal, however, is what’s rising in it’s place — these early renderings of the Hampton Inn show 156 Tillary still intact. Perhaps it’ll be parking for the hotel?
The ground’s been leveled at 954 Bergen Street, a lot between Franklin and Bedford avenues. Construction workers demolished a one-story commercial warehouse at the rear of the property, and a one-story garage at the front of the property. A six-story residential building will go up in its place. The developers submitted a building application to the DOB for six stories and 38 units. There will not be any commercial space. The architect on the project is Issac and Stern, who have a few projects around Prospect Lefferts Gardens. GMAP
Interested in learning more about the Methodist Hospital’s plans to demolish several multifamily apartment buildings it owns on 5th Street, in Park Slope, to make way for a new build? The meeting is tonight at the hospital’s Executive Conference room from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Construction isn’t expected to begin for at least a year, but the hospital is beginning the process of sharing plans and informing nearby residents. Or as one tipster put it, “Tonight will be the public’s first opportunity to see and understand the magnitude of the NY Methodist construction and demolition project.” This’ll be an interesting meeting, for sure. Methodist Hospital to Demo, Rebuild in Park Slope [Brownstoner] Photo by USVIZION
The 120 ft x 105.75 ft corner site consists of seven tax lots and 6,672 SF of air‐rights transferred from an adjacent property. The zoning of R8A/C2‐4/EC provides for a 6.50 FAR for a Mixed Use Building, of which 6.02 is Residential and the balance is attributed to Commercial and a small amount of Community Facility. As such, there is an ability to build an 86,052 BSF Mixed Use Building, of which 79,626 BSF is Residential BSF and the balance is a mix of Commercial and a small amount of Community Facility BSF. A small section of the development site is in R6B zoning. The site will be delivered vacant and unencumbered. One of the buildings has already been demolished and the remaining building demolitions have already been filed with the DOB.
A tipster let us know that the long-abandoned construction site at 340 Dean Street, between 3rd and 4th Avenue, is not long for this world. He reported on Monday: “Demolition began in earnest today on the completed shell of the Scarano designed building at 340 Dean Street in preparation for its reconstruction on the same footprint and same FAR. Apparently the construction (2006 – 2010) by the original owner was so shoddy that it was cheaper for the current developer to take it down and rebuild it.” Indeed, the Department of Buildings issued a new building permit this March for a four-story, eight-unit build. The DOB did renew the Scarano permits back in 2011 but obviously those never went anywhere. The site last changed hands in 2010 for $1,400,000. Permits Renewed for Dean Street Project [Brownstoner] GMAPDOB
The days are numbered for the four-story warehouse on the corner of South 5th Street and Marcy Avenue, a commercial bakery that was in operation for 65 years. The DOB issued a demolition permit earlier this month, and developers submitted a building application for a new 13-story build. Actually, renderings surfaced for the proposed 82-unit rental development last week. The design calls for a two-story plinth holding commercial space, and 11 stories of residential on top. Here’s the lengthy listing for the old warehouse, which was asking $3.25 million. It sold in 2010 for $3,025,000. Renderings Surface for Williamsburg Rental Build [Brownstoner]
The Department of Buildings just issued demolition permits for the structure at 291 Metropolitan Avenue on the corner of Roebling Street in Williamburg. The property, currently home to a one-story garage, actually includes frontage on Metropolitan, Roebling, and North 4th Street. According to PropertyShark, the lot is 6,825 square feet. In January the DOB disapproved a building application for a “five story and cellar brick building” that would have had 27 units in total. Photo via PropertyShark
Demolition’s coming soon for City Tech’s Klitgord building on the corner of Jay and Tillary streets. In April the DOB approved permits for a full building demolition, and there are a bunch of signs up on the building for asbestos abatement and pest baiting. Interior demolition began here in January. Back then the DOB disapproved plans for a new eight-story build — and they still haven’t issued the school new building permits. The building, which will house new facilities for the science and clinical health programs, a new theater, a wellness center and athletic facilities, should look like this. Interior Demo Starts at City Tech Site [Brownstoner] GMAP