Development Watch: 333 Eastern Parkway


Something’s afoot at the corner of Franklin Avenue and Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights. The one-story commercial building that stood on the site for years is toast—but no plans have been filed yet for the building that will rise in its place. There’s one red flag out there already though: The contractor on the job is MMG construction. Remember them? Anyone know what’s going to be built here?

333epkwy1007.jpgUpdate: A commenter steered us toward a rendering and description on architect Gene Kaufman’s website that sounds about right:

This new corner residential condominium building includes ground floor retail, medical offices and parking. Adjacency to a subway station and the irregular lot complicated the design and approval process. The 8-story steel-framed building contains 80,000 square feet and 61 apartments. A metal panel facade encircled by curved metal balconies gives a polished look to the first new building in the neighborhood in many years.

Is this the most upscale building that this neighborhood will have seen in recent times? GMAP P*Shark DOB

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