Part of the defunct Nassau Brewery on Franklin Avenue between Bergen and Dean streets is being cleared to make room for one of those glassy boxes of apartments that continue to encroach on the changing neighborhood of Crown Heights. In June, site owner Fabian Friedland announced plans (by way of permit filings) that he would be tearing down three stout buildings at 1036-1042 Dean Streetalternate address 608 Franklin Avenueand would be erecting an eight-story ODA-designed building with 120 apartments, 20-percent of which will be priced below market rate. YIMBY spotted a rendering of the building-to-be, and reports that it appears it will house apartments ranging in size from studios to two-bedrooms. YIMBY also speculates that the apartments will be pricey, perhaps even more so than those at the Starbucks-touting 341 Eastern Parkway.
The building will be just down the street from Smorgasborg mastermind Jonathan Butler's new food hall Berg'n. The building will have nearly 19,000-square-feet of ground-floor retail space along Franklin Avenue. It is being developed by Brooklyn CG.
· Revealed: ODA's 608 Franklin Avenue, Crown Heights [YIMBY]
· Part of Crown Heights Brewery Being Replaced By Apartments [Curbed]