The development of big, bland boxes is booming in Crown Heights, and the latest addition to the bunch has been revealed. Brownstoner spotted renderings for 1515 Bedford Avenue, a 144-unit project being developed by Realty Within Reach, on the website of architecture firm Isaac and Stern. The grey box is replacing a neo-classical building that was originally built in the 1920s as the Fox Savoy Theater. Building permits were approved for a 10-story structure, and that's how the architect's describe the project, but the renderings seem to show only a 7-story building.
Demolition work began in December, and the site was hit with a full stop work order in February for failing to properly brace the building. The SWO was partially rescinded to fix the problem, but a partial SWO still exists.
The building will have 30 underground parking spaces, plus a laundry facility and roof deck, and as evidenced in the renderings, there will be several units with private outdoor space. The ground floor will have a synagogue and retail space. The site is located at the corner of Lincoln Place, across the street from a gas station and just one block north of Eastern Parkway.
· Rendering and Stop Work Order for Fox Savoy Theater Site in Crown Heights [Brownstoner]
· Mapping Crown Heights' Crazy Residential Building Boom [Curbed]
· 1515 Bedford Avenue coverage [Curbed]