Brooklyn's Canyon of Mediocrity is about to become even more mediocre. YIMBY reports that permits have been filed for two new residential buildings at 581 and 691 Fourth Avenue which will be designed by none other than Curbed favorites Karl Fischer and Nataliya Donskoy. Both architects have already left their pockmark on Brooklyn's oft-criticized Fourth Avenue. Fischer, who's also behind 365 Fourth Avenue, will design the 12-story, 129-apartment building at no. 581 and the corner of Prospect Avenue. The building, which will replace a check cashing store, is being developed by The Rabsky Group. Its apartments will average 600 square feet in size. The building will also have parking for 57 cars and have ground floor retail space.
Robert Scarano disciple Nataliya Donskoy was tapped to design the 12-story, 91-apartment building that will rise at no. 691 at 22nd Street. The Bushburg Properties-developed building will have apartments that average about 700-square-feet in size as well as 22 parking spots and 4,000-square-feet of ground floor retail space. A portion of the building's apartments will be priced below market rate. Donskoy and Bushburg partnered on another building just a few blocks north, and if its general awfulness is any indicator of what's to come, the future looks terribly unpromising.
· Permits Filed: 581 and 691 Fourth Avenue [YIMBY]
· Tracking the Development Boom on Brooklyn's Fourth Avenue [Curbed]