When Hudson Companies announced plans for a 254-unit rental building in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, brokers called the building a game-changer, even without seeing renderings. But now more details have been revealed, and they might be right. The Q at Parkside spotted a rendering for the building by Marvel Architects, the same firm behind the McCarren Pool renovation, 9 Townhouses, and Pierhouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Located one block from Prospect Park at 626 Flatbush Avenue, the 23-story rental tower would sit about 100 feet back from the street, with a "mews-like" alley leading to the entrance. The shorter building along the street would hold retail and a rooftop terrace, and 20 percent of the 254 apartments would be affordable.
The property is currently occupied by medical offices and a parking lot. The tower would rise on the parking lot, which abuts the below-grade subway tracks that run between Ocean and Flatbush Avenues. The apartment buildings that face Prospect Park along Ocean Avenue sit at six-story tall, so the new tower would have unobstructed views of the park. The medical offices are being demolished to makeway for the new retail component.
· Rendering for 626 Flatbush - Check It Out [Q at Parkside]
· Rendering out for Hudson's Big PLG Build [Brownstoner]
· 626 Flatbush Avenue coverage [Curbed]