The residential plans in store for the old Bergen Tile Co. building at 215 Flatbush Avenue, directly across from the under-construction Barclays Center, may come to fruition soon, as the developer has submitted application for two building variances. The developer submitted an application to the Board of Standards and Appeals for a variance to waive the residential off-street parking requirements for the site and a variance to waive the R6B zoning (currently in place for a portion of the site) “to facilitate the construction of a mixed-use building with retail located on the ground floor and residential dwelling units located on the 2nd through 6th floors.” The developers, PRD Realty, already said they plan to build around 50 rental units, which would require 26 parking spaces by law. This proposed build is northwest of 260 Flatbush Avenue, a proposed seven-story building. The application for #215 will be discussed later this month by Community Board Six, who will also hold a public hearing on the matter. If you’re interested, the meeting is at 6pm at the 78th Police Precint, 65 6th Avenue.
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