A residential building is quickly rising on the site of the former Boerum Hill Post Office.
Located at 546 Atlantic Avenue, the building has reached seven of its eventual 11 floors. On the other side of the property, two planned five-story single-family townhouses with addresses at 535 and 537 Pacific Street have yet to be built.
In the 11-story building, which will have 42 apartments, reportedly condos, there will also be two recreation areas in the cellar, retail, a community facility and another recreation area on the ground level, and more recreation space on the roof. An exercise room and sauna are planned for the cellar of the five-story residences, along with nine parking spaces to be shared among the three buildings.
Renderings for the project show the Atlantic Avenue side of the building will have tall, arched, multi-paned windows set between masonry, recalling the arches in the building next door and in the now-demolished post office.
Sketches show that between the buildings will be a courtyard with various couches and chairs for residents to use, along with an arched walkway that connects the front and rear buildings. The arched walkway matches the arched entrances on the Pacific Street side of the project (two of which are for the single-family townhouses, the other leading to the courtyard).
The rendering shows the attached townhouses are three stories high, although DOB filings initially indicated they would rise to four stories, and updated filings show they will be five stories.
Based on the renderings, the facade on the Pacific Street side will be a dark red brick, while the Atlantic Avenue side will be a lighter, grey brick. Balconies step up from the eighth to eleventh floors at the front of the building, while many of the units in the building appear to have balconies facing the courtyard.
Formerly known as the Times Plaza Post Office, it closed in January 2017. There were once rumors that the building owner was planning a seven-story hotel in its place, which never came to fruition. It was demolished in 2020.
Ramy Issac of Issac & Stern is the architect of record. The owner is Sterling Town Equities, who purchased the building in June 2018 for $27.5 million.
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