Change is coming hard and fast to the quickly evolving neighborhood of Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. The New York Times estimates that there's about 10 new large-scale developments being built up in the neighborhood at the moment, which has seen little change in the past decade. A source, whose company is developing a 23-story rental tower in the area, approximates that from 1993 to 2003, fewer than 200 apartments were developed in the area. Now, the neighborhood is braced to receive more than 1,000 units of affordable and market-rate housing. Let's take a look at a few of the buildings that are coming, shall we?
1) 626 Flatbush Avenue, developed by Hudson Companies and designed by Marvel Architects, will rise 23 stories and bring 254 units to the neighborhood, with 20 percent marked as affordable.
2) 123 on the Park at 123 Parkside Avenue formerly served as the Caledonian Hospital. The conversion, developed by Chetrit Group and designed by the one and only Hot Karl Fischer, will bring 120 units across seven floors to the neighborhood just west of what most consider PLG. Rents will start at $1,999 for studios, up to $3,800 for two-bedrooms. Amenities will include a gym,
a squash court, resident lounges, and a roof deck.
3) Lincoln Park Apartments at 33 Lincoln Road will bring a nine-story structure with 133 units to the neighborhood. The structure is being developed by Anderson Associates and 20 percent of the housing will be affordable with the remaining 80 being offered at market rate. Amenities will include parking, a roof deck, a cafe, and 20,000-square-feet of retail space. It's expected to be completed next year.
4) 111 Clarkson Avenue will see 50 new units on the former site of the Brooklyn Crazy House. The two new towers that will rise seven floors each are being developed by Aspen Equities and designed by architect Joseph Spector. Amenities include rooftop or backyard gardening, and bike storage.
5) 50-54 Clarkson Avenue is being developed by Bushburg Properties, the same firm behind the Ridgewood Theater conversion, and will bring 96 units to the former site of three freestanding homes. Our favorite Nataliya Donskoy is the architect of record. Amenities will include a gym, media room, game room, bike storage, and possibly, a door man.
7) 271 Lenox Road will also get 56 luxury rentals from developer Hello Living. The 15-story building will be designed by LoadingDock5, will have 56 two-bedroom condos with private terraces and elevator landings. The building will have 32 parking spaces and a gym.
Also new to the neighborhood, The BeCa condos at 2217 Carton Avenue that went up in 2010. Also in 2011, 185 Ocean Avenue's eight floors of condos came to town. Amongst the neighborhoods luxurified developments, 226 Linden Boulevard, 1295 Nostrand Avenue, and 59 Hawthorne Street.
Yes, Prospect-Lefferts Garden, with its 800-home historic district, is hurtling towards change.
· Prospect-Lefferts Gardens is 'On the Map' [NYT]