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Planned Clinton Hill Apartments To 'Foster Communal Living'

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Last April, plans were filed for a new rental building on Washington Avenue in Clinton Hill, and now the project is finally moving into the public review process. The development will go before the local community board next week, and Brownstoner spotted renderings for the two buildings on the website of S3 Architecture. Why two buildings? The development site is a through-block lot between Dekalb and Willoughby Avenues that fronts at 269 Washington Avenue and 242 Hall Street. S3's plans call for one four-story building on either side of the lot, with a shared backyard connecting them. The buildings would hold 10 large multi-bedroom rental units perfect for "fostering communal living."

The architects plainly state that the buildings would be ideally suited for co-ed, off-campus living, so clearly the project will be marketed to Pratt students?which is unsurprisingly consider the Hall Street building is directly across the street from Pratt's campus. Several apartments would be duplexes, and there would be shared rooftop terraces and recreation spaces. The site is within the Clinton Hill Historic District, so S3 styled the buildings after traditional townhouses "in scale and material, with modern interpretations of entry doors, windows with hoods and sills, and a mansard roof carving out rooftop terraces."

The lot is currently empty, but before any construction can begin, the project needs to clear the Landmarks Preservation Commission.
· Two Four-Story Buildings for Clinton Hill Historic District [Brownstoner]
· New Rentals for Historic Clinton Hill [Curbed]