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