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Hundreds Of New Apartments Being Developed On & Around Myrtle Ave

86 Fleet Place (Image via Red Apple Group)

The Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership has put together a handy list detailing all the new development happening along and around Myrtle Avenue, spanning Fort Greene and Clinton Hill.

According to the list, the area will be getting lots of new residential units.

86 Fleet Place – This 32-story tower located at the corner of Myrtle Avenue & Fleet Place has a total of 440 apartments with 29 reserved as affordable units. The building also features 10,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. Building amenities include a fitness center, lounge, pet park, playroom, and rooftop terrace.

Ingersoll Senior (Courtesy NYCHA)

Ingersoll Senior Housing – NYCHA is developing a 16-story tower within the Ingersoll Houses at the corner of Myrtle Avenue and St. Edwards Street for Ingersoll Senior Housing. The building will provide 144 affordable residential units exclusively to seniors. The project is slated to be move-in ready by early 2018.

134 Vanderbilt Avenue – This former gas station site located on the corner of Myrtle & Vanderbilt Avenues will become home to an eight-story building with 46 apartments and over 8,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space.

402 Myrtle Avenue via Google Maps

402 Myrtle Avenue – Permits were recently filed with the DOB to increase the height of 402 Myrtle (at the corner of Vanderbilt Avenue), currently home to a Chase Bank branch. The building would increase to 60 feet, adding four stories above the bank (which will remain) and ten new residential units.

491 Myrtle Avenue – Replacing a vacant lot, this 5,000-square-foot, five-story, mixed-use development will feature six apartments and more than 1,200 square feet of commercial space.

501 Myrtle Avenue (Rendering via Raymond Chan Architect)

501 Myrtle Avenue – The one-story building that previously housed Sapolo Restaurant on the corner of Ryerson Street makes way for a new six-story structure featuring ten residential units and 1,700 square feet of ground-floor commercial space.

504 Myrtle Avenue (Image via HTO Architect)

504 Myrtle Avenue – Scheduled to launch in Spring 2017, 28 of the 141 apartments in this building replacing the former Pratt Station post office will be reserved for affordable housing. The eight-story structure will feature more than 20,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space.

525 Myrtle Avenue – Located between Grand Avenue & Steuben Street, this site formerly housed Myrtle Car Service. A new seven-story structure has been erected for a mixed-use building with 22 condo units spanning the upper floors and one commercial space and one medical-use office on the ground floor.

531 Myrtle Avenue – Formerly a White Castle, this site on the corner of Myrtle and Steuben Street will be home to a new five-story building offering 27 apartments and three separate commercial spaces splitting 6,000 square feet. Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership notes that the European Wax Center has already signed a lease for one of the commercial spots.

135 Emerson Place – This new Pratt Institute dormitory (between Myrtle & Willoughby Avenues) replaces a one-story garage and will feature 148 beds for students in a ten-story tower.

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 220 Classon Avenue (Photo by Christopher Bride via Property Shark)

220 Classon Avenue – A 16-story tower is planned for this corner of Classon and Willoughby Avenues, bringing 142 new apartment units that will replace St. Mary’s Episcopal Church’s rectory. The landmarked church will stay put.


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  1. Let’s hope current residents in the neighborhood will not be completely priced out!! SHM

  2. @Coach Bob: 29 apartmens? That means working class folks (i.e. long time locals including St Mary’s Church Members WILL NOT be living in that site). That is because local electeds, St Mary’s Church officials and of course Pratt Institute all conspired to create a dynamic where locales will be replaced by you know who! Good bye Fort Greene and Clinton Hill for most long time residents. In time these new arrivals will vote out of Office the current crop of do nothing electeds and replace them with those drawn from the gentrified set. Go figure.

  3. What happened to my Old Brooklyn? I don’t live there anymore… seems like people ,who pray to the almighty dollar, are placing their money loving roots down……the worst part is , the politicians love it…….that really is the worst part…..


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