A tipster sent us this article and rendering showing a luxury rental building planned for 410-416 Tompkins Avenue in Bed Stuy. The rendering has been circulating on private email lists and Facebook groups for days, and local residents and preservationists had few kind words for the design.
“I must say the cracked looking windows is weird,” said one.
The plans call for 35 units on four lots, currently home to three two-story buildings. It will be called Hancock Manor, said the story. Last year, developer Vasco Ventures paid $2,625,000 for the properties, according to public records.
The rendering is one of several to appear lately that has local preservationists and residents concerned that the booming pace of development may be threatening to change the character of the neighborhood, one of the largest areas of intact 19th century row houses in the country.
What do you think of the design?
Vasco Ventures to Build 35 Luxury Units in Bed Stuy [Multi-Housing News]
Rendering via Multi-Housing News