Construction Boom Brings Building Projects To Bensonhurst

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Some years ago, unsightly condos started cropping up everywhere. Where there were once family homes, now are  peachy-colored Lego sets of condominiums. Some are still vacant, waiting for buyers.

This time around, Brooklyn seems to be headed for another construction boom, but not of the condominium variety.

According to the New York Post, there has been a 62.3 percent increase in building permits issued thus far this year. From January through April of 2011, there were only 69 permits issued for construction. In 2012, the city has seen 112 permits issued.

The planned construction consists mainly of one-to-three unit family homes. Though, city have reported an increase in the reissuing of permits for projects started, then put on hold during the recession.

“New construction is coming back to Brooklyn in a big way, and that means more homes, more jobs and a stronger economy for New York City,” said Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri .

Most of the construction is due to homes built in Williamsburg and Bedford-Stuyvesant, however, that doesn’t mean new construction projects aren’t underway in Bensonhurst too.

In fact, 2054 86th Street, 2384 86th Street and 7715 New Utrecht Avenue are just a few local currently ongoing building operations.

Readers, have you noticed an increase in construction around your block? Let us know.

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