The race to the top of Brooklyn’s skyline continues! This week, developers have pushed to build three new apartment complexes in our coverage areas — Kensington, Sheepshead Bay, and Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, adding more fodder for the ever-growing density in central and southern Brooklyn.
Will your block be rising? Read below to find out.
1. 379 Ocean Parkway between Avenue C and Cortelyou Road, Kensington
A three story home could be razed for an eight-story, 24-unit residential building at 379 Ocean Parkway between Avenue C and Cortelyou Road in Kensington. If approved, the building would measure 36,094 square feet and rise 80 feet, reports YIMBY.
Plans include 24 apartments that could either be condos or rentals, with a 15-car parking garage, a backyard, and a rooftop terrace.
The 6,000-square-foot lot is occupied by a three-story house that had an illegal basement dwelling discovered by FDNY in 2010, according to property records. FDNY had to shut off two cellar stoves, but the issue is listed as resolved.
2. 2068 East 14th Street near Avenue U, Sheepshead Bay
Another two-story home is in danger of being torn down, this one in Sheepshead Bay. An anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC filed applications to build a four-story, 14,653-square-foot commercial building at 2068 East 14th Street, reports YIMBY.
The building would share a basement retail space, office spaces, and a children’s daycare facility — presumably adding a lot more foot traffic to the block.
3. 335 Fenimore Street between Rogers Ave and Nostrand Ave
Another apartment is slated to rise in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, where Brooklyn-based ‘Triple C Builders’ filed applications to build a four-story, 13-unit residential building at 335 Fenimore Street.
The new building would measure 12,088 square feet and rise 55 feet to its rooftop, reports YIMBY.
The apartment building would include a penthouse level and cellar, an indoor recreational space, an eight-car parking garage, and bicycle storage.
Demo permits for the existing three-story house were filed in March, around when the property was purchased for $1.228 million.
Density on Fenimore Street has been growing rapidly, with several new building slated nearby. But one could be held from the chopping block, as the Fenimore Street Block Association fought to preserve a historic home in the face of demolition earlier this year, reports DNAinfo.
The group’s anti-demo effort was supported by City Council Member Mathieu Eugene.