New Renderings Detail 1809 Emmons Avenue, Where Condos Will Replace El Greco

Rendering of 1809 Emmons Avenue
Rendering of 1809 Emmons Avenue

The developer behind 1809 Emmons Avenue, Rybak Development, released new renderings of the planned 7-story mixed-use development this week, showing off the space that will likely replace El Greco Diner.

Rendering of 1809 Emmons Avenue
Rendering of 1809 Emmons Avenue

The renderings were distributed at last night’s Community Board 15 meeting for public input, where representatives of the developer sought the Board’s support. The plans are currently before the Department of City Planning, which will decide whether the plans for a 9,000-square-foot public plaza meet the requirements to build additional residential space.

Rendering of 1809 Emmons Avenue
Rendering of 1809 Emmons Avenue

The Board voted 24-4 in support of the plans. The developer said they will seek out business tenants as dictated by the zoning, meaning restaurants, cafes and other recreational businesses.

Rendering of 1809 Emmons Avenue
Rendering of 1809 Emmons Avenue

Sheepshead Bites was the first to report in December on the sale of the El Greco property for $13 million. Rybak, as this site reported, plans to construct eight stories, with the ground level being retail, comprising 58 condominiums and 133 parking spaces split between the tenants and the businesses.

Rendering of 1809 Emmons Avenue
Rendering of 1809 Emmons Avenue

There will be a rooftop pool and outdoor space for residents.

Rendering of 1809 Emmons Avenue
Rendering of 1809 Emmons Avenue

A major part of the plan is the public plaza, for which the developer gets an additional space allowance if approved by City Planning. The plaza sets the building back 10 feet from the property line on Sheepshead Bay Road, and 30 feet along Emmons Avenue. It will be landscaped and have seating and lighting for the public.

Rendering of 1809 Emmons Avenue
Rendering of 1809 Emmons Avenue

What do you think of the new building?

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  1. As long as they dont get 421-a tax break. They may try to get away with not paying property tax for 25 years.

  2. This should be good. They can’t rent the ones that have been there for years and remain vacant. Just another overpriced waterfront eyesore.

  3. More than 200 neighborhood families signed a petition submitted to Community Board 15 and Councilman Deutsch’s office expressing disappointment with the design of this building, and stating that it will not be a good fit for the unique character of our neighborhood.

    This condo is proposed to be built in the heart of the Sheepshead Bay special district, right next door to the landmark Lundy’s and the symbol of Sheepshead Bay, the Ocean Avenue footbridge.

    When the City of New York passed a zoning resolution to recognize Sheepshead Bay as a
    Special Purpose District, they specified it’s goal as “to promote and strengthen the unique character of the Special Sheepshead Bay District…which will complement and enhance the area as presently existing.”

    At least 200 neighborhood families believe that this new building will not measure up to this standard.

    Community Board 15 and Councilman Deutsch’s office basically ignored this petition.

  4. The discounted value of the 421a tax abatement is already figured into the selling price the developer paid to the prior owner. So if you have a beef with it, go after the person who already benefited from it! This is similar to how the mortgage interest tax deduction raises the sale price of a home.

    Both programs which should be done away with, and distort pricing in the market.

  5. Should have kept it as el greco diner this will fail and become cheap rentals in no time flat

  6. Looking at the rendering of the proposed condo I honestly think it is a good fit for the neighborhood.

    Maybe the people who signed the petition feel that it’s somewhat decadent and think something more modest would make more sense?

    Actually, you know what? It’s a nice break from the lifeless brown buildings up and down Ocean Avenue that look like they were just built for people to exist in. This development (based on the rendering, with the trees and public spaces) actually has some personality and vibrance. It may even enhance the area.

  7. if they actually build this it will give a whole new meaning to the term “cheap shit bay”

  8. the trees and public plaza is cool I guess, but overall aesthetically its…ugly. i cant imagine too many will be willing to pay what they will charge either.

  9. You are absolutely right, the OTB Russians (aka people with bad taste) will devour it. They will eat this shit right up. God bless them. Either way it’s a very ugly design. Looks like it belongs in Copenhagen or Stockholm. This garbage has no business being built in Brooklyn looking like that. 1 word: Eyesore.

  10. Public plaza will be taken over illegally by ground floor restaurants to expand seating. Good luck using public space.

  11. Wow…200 NIMBY’s signed a petition. Are these the same people who wanted to kick Cherry Hill out of Lundy’s because its historic? It’s good to see a developer investing money in Sheepshead Bay.

  12. Not horrible. Agree that restaurant seating and skateboarders or hangabouts will probably dominate the plaza in good weather. Hopefully that will be policed. But better than a parade of empty storefronts on Sheepshead Bay Road or the decay of the Lundy building.

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