The architects and developers working on the new Brooklyn Heights Library branch at 280 Cadman Plaza West will discuss their progress tonight at a public meeting in the library’s auditorium. David Kramer of developer Hudson Companies will give an update on the project, which will include 132 market-rate units and a 21,000-square-foot library at its base. Hudson will also build 114 affordable units off site. Jonathan Marvel of Marvel Architects will discuss the library’s existing layout, and describe the design and programming process for the new branch. The process will be community driven, and anyone interested can keep track of the project through the library’s page. The meeting will take place tonight at 6:30 pm at 280 Cadman Plaza West.

Brooklyn Heights Library Coverage [Brownstoner]
Rendering by Marvel Architects


Construction has been moving quickly at 626 Flatbush Avenue since a judge lifted a temporary restraining order in June. About 12 stories have risen so far at the building, which will be 23 stories when complete.

The as-of-right development by Hudson Companies will have 254 rental units — 51 of them, or about 20 percent, will be affordable. The project will have 250,000 square feet of space, including about 4,000 square feet of retail. The project is expected to be completed in early 2016. Click through to see a rendering.

626 Flatbush Coverage [Brownstoner] GMAP
Rendering by Marvel Architects


Developer Hudson Companies is back in action close to Prospect Park  and Brooklyn College with a new building application for an eight-story, 170-unit development at 1295-1299 Nostrand Avenue, first spotted by BuzzBuzz Home. The project near the corner of Nostrand and Clarkson Avenues in East Flatbush is just a few blocks from Hudson’s planned 23-story, 254-unit high-rise at 626 Flatbush in Prospect Lefferts Gardens.

Jonathan Kirschenfeld Architect is designing the building, which will be 145,456 square feet and include 8,388 square feet of ground floor commercial space. The development will also have bike storage, enclosed parking for 85 cars, a gym, yoga room and roof terrace.

The sale hasn’t hit public records yet, but CPEX listed 1295-1299 Nostrand and 306-310 Clarkson for $10,000,000. The four separate lots add up to 36,430 square feet and allow for up to 145,720 buildable square feet, according to the listing. 

The original version of this post included a rendering originally used to market the property and is not reflective of the design of this project or the project architect.

Hudson Companies Tackles Another Prospect Lefferts Gardens Project at 1299 Nostrand Avenue [BuzzBuzz Home] GMAP