There hasn’t been much activity recently at the site of the former Fox Savoy Theater in Crown Heights, but we did find this new rendering tacked to the construction fence at 1515 Bedford Avenue. The 1926 Neo-Classical structure was torn down last fall to make way for a 10-story, 114-unit apartment building.
The apartments are no longer set back from the retail stores below, the windows have changed, and the facade materials are more uniform and lighter in color. There are some other small changes too at the ground level. Overall, it looks similar to the initial concept but, if we may speculate, less expensive to build.
Developed by Realty Within Reach and designed by Issac and Stern, the new building will include ground-floor space for a synagogue, as we have previously reported. The DOB finally approved building permits for the project in January. The site has been cleared, but construction hasn’t started yet. Click through to see the old rendering, which we published last year.
What do you think of the tweaked design?