Cantilevered Residential Tower Will Loom Over 4th Avenue in Park Slope

Rendering via New Empire Real Estate Development

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Another building is set to sprout up on 4th Avenue in Park Slope.

Renderings spotted outside 269 4th Avenue display a 12-story u-shaped building, with what might be an open courtyard on the ground level.

The most striking feature are two twin cantilevered sections on the top five floors, which loom over the three-story building next door at 265 4th Avenue. The top four floors appear to have balconies, and there will be additional rooftop recreation space open to all residential tenants, according to a permit application filed with the Department of Buildings.

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The applicant on record is Tony Onyeagoro of Building Consulting Engineering. The current design will not be the final one: DXA Studio will be creating a new design, as City Realty was the first to report. The new rendering is not yet available, DXA told Brownstoner.

Developer Juneng Zhao of New Empire Construction purchased the empty lot in 2014 for $4.4 million. The one-story auto repair building that occupied the site was demolished.

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It will stand next door to ODA Architecture’s stepped 11-story condo building at 251 1st Street, the Adam America and Slate Property Group-developed project that was completed in 2016. It took the place of the fast food chain McDonald’s.

The two buildings form an irregular pair. ODA’s cascading-boxes design, wide and with its facade of windows facing 4th Avenue, contrast with the thin, off-white towers that resemble two ski poles stuck in the ground.

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A glimpse behind the construction fence shows digging for the foundation

A previous rendering was released in 2015, which featured more glass on the facade and lacked the cantilevered sections.

A recent visit revealed the development has broken ground; workers have started digging the foundation. A new-building permit was issued in December.

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View of Garfield Place with 265 4th Avenue on the right

The apartments will be sizable, averaging about 1,000 square feet each and with three to four units per floor, suggesting condos. There will be retail on the first floor of the building.

The Brooklyn Lyceum, a landmarked Beaux Arts former public bath at 227 4th Avenue, is two blocks away. It was put up for sale in January by its owner, Greystone Development, for $10.5 million.

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The three-story brick building at 265 4th Avenue was completed in 1923

[Photos by Susan De Vries]

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