An old one-story factory that occupied most of its large lot at 10 Lexington Avenue in Clinton Hill was torn down last year to make way for a five story building with 81 apartments. Construction on the new building started this year, and now the walls are up to the second story, Brownstoner saw on a recent visit.
The apartments will average 683 square feet each, suggesting they will be rentals. A graffiti-covered drawing of the building shows a plain facade with symmetrical windows and balconies. There is no indication of the facade materials.
The new building sits on three now-merged tax lots and will have 55,341 square feet total, all given over to residential, permits show. The building goes by the address 10 Lexington Avenue but also has another address at 2 Downing Street, where it abuts the former Broken Angel building, now being converted to condos.
In the 1950s, the site was used as a scrap yard, an old certificate of occupancy shows.
Lex Grand Holdings LLC purchased the property in 2012 for $6,175,000, according to public records. The owner is Brooklyn investor Joseph Brunner of Fulton Street Holdings, permits show, who is also building a large, 119-unit apartment building with parking on the corner of Fulton and Franklin Avenue in Bed Stuy.
The architect is Zambrano Architectural Design. The firm has handled quite a few midsize apartment buildings in Brooklyn, including 6 Hope Street, 731 Wythe Avenue, and 387 Franklin Avenue.
The old factory building, now demolished. Tax photo via PropertyShark