The residents of Prospect-Lefferts Gardens have now had their nightmare realized, as the controversial 23-story 626 Flatbush Avenue has topped out. The 254-unit (20 percent affordable) rental tower, developed by Hudson Companies and designed by Marvel Architects, has been called "irresponsible" and "out of control" by neighbors, who even managed to get a judge to halt construction briefly. That battle is lost now, though, and at its full height the structure comically dwarfs everything in the surrounding area (which is not news, as there were definitely no punches pulled with the renderings), looming over the southeastern edge of Prospect Park. In addition to the rentals, it will feature two retail spaces totaling 4,000 square feet and a 3,000-square-foot community facility. The developers expect it to be completed in 2016.
· 626 Flatbush Avenue, 23-Story High-Rise on Prospect Park, Tops Out [NY YIMBY]
· 626 Flatbush Avenue coverage [Curbed]
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