A new apartment building is starting to dominate a small stretch of Fulton Street in Bed Stuy.
Located at 1430 Fulton Street, near the corner of Tompkins Avenue and down the street from Restoration Plaza, it appears to have topped out at 11 stories. The facade has yet to go up.
It will eventually include 132 units, according to building permits. The architect is Karl Fischer, who recently passed away.
Developer Solomon Feder of Big Apple Designers bought the site, a combination of three different parcels, for $11 million in 2014. Feder is also behind the massive, 20-story development currently rising at 123 Linden Boulevard in Flatbush, which looms over nearby Lenox Road.
The original plan for the development on Fulton Street was for two buildings, one facing Fulton Street and rising seven stories and the other facing Herkimer Street and reaching six stories. That has now been scrapped for the currently under-construction one-building plan.
The site contains a lot of interesting history. It used to be home to Electric Warehouse, a long-running dance club that was known for their large-scale parties and raves.
Next door to the site, at 1438 Fulton Street, a four-story building partially collapsed in 2015.
Moses Strulowitz of CS Real Estate, who, incidentally, is the brother-in-law of murdered developer Menachem Stark, was once listed as the developer. His name does not currently appear on permits so it’s difficult to say what his role is in this project if any at all.
When it’s all finished, the building will have underground parking for 66 cars, a “quality housing recreation area” on the first floor facing Herkimer Street and general retail on the first floor facing Fulton Street (permits say it will be a FRESH food store).
Based on the rendering, the facade will be a mix of brown and black, with large windows and balconies for every street-facing unit.
[Photos by Susan De Vries unless noted otherwise]