Big Karl Fischer-Designed Build on Fulton Will Be Even Bigger, With Grocery, Affordable Units


Turns out the Karl Fischer-designed mixed-use rental building at 1134 Fulton Street in Bed Stuy will be even bigger than we thought, and contain a grocery and affordable housing.

This is the development we told you about last month that is replacing the shuttered Key Foods on the corner of Franklin Avenue. The existing two-story commercial building, pictured below, is also home to Popeyes and several other small businesses.

We found a rendering for it online, which shows an 11-story building with shops below. The design features a curved corner and a graduated shape with set backs. Geometric designs on the facade are created from contrasting materials of metal, masonry and glass.

The rendering is current, and the developer plans to build 11 stories with 189 units in total, the architect told us when we inquired, even though the preliminary permit application specifies an eight story building with 119 units.

There will be affordable units, and a grocery store that will be part of the city’s FRESH program designed to bring more food options to the city’s neighborhoods, he continued. There will be 18,489 square feet of commercial space.

The property, which spans 1134-1152 Fulton Street, was purchased by an LLC last May for $19,000,000. The developer is Joseph Brunner. Karl Fischer is prolific throughout Brooklyn, especially in Williamsburg.

NY YIMBY yesterday published a rendering for a Karl Fischer design on the other side of Bed Stuy, and BuzzBuzz yesterday published a rendering for a Karl Fischer building on 4th Avenue.

We think the size and design of this building, and in particular its affordable units and grocery store, are very appropriate to Fulton Street and will be a big improvement to this corner, much like other similar new developments with affordable units down the street. What do you think of it?

1134 Fulton Street Coverage [Brownstoner]
Rendering by Karl Fischer; before photo below by Gregg Snodgrass for PropertyShark


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