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@mugofmead -Do you have $5M?"A Crown Heights development site directly across from Prospect Park is on the market with an asking price of $5 million.Located on the corner of Washington Avenue, the vacant 40′ by 82′ lot at 1 Sullivan Place has unobstructed views of the park. The irregular site comes with 20,385 buildable square feet, along with plans for an eight-story, 16-unit apartment building.The permits, filed on September 23rd by the current owner, have yet to be approved; they call for a 20,552-square-foot structure with a common roof terrace, private exterior space, storage, bike storage and 532 square feet of community facility space on the ground floor. Workshop Design & Architecture is the architect of record. Of the proposed apartments, four are one-bedroom units, nine are two-bedrooms and three are three-bedrooms.The lot previously traded for $2.5 million in April to Sullivan Gardens LLC, Department of Finance records show. Before that, it sold for $850,000 to One Sullivan Place LLC in 2006."http://news.buzzbuzzhome.com/2014/10/1-sullivan-place.html
If I were to move into this building, I am not certain whether I would walk to the Q at Parkside, or the Brooklyn Museum 2/3.The 2/3 is uphill, but doesn't involve crossing any big streets.The Q is downhill, but involves crossing Empire.
From 1 Sullivan, they might walk to the Franklin 2/3/4/5, but don't think I would.I would walk to the Brooklyn Museum 2/3. I would walk on the BBG side of Washington Ave, because once I crossed Washington, I would not have to cross any additional streets.Needless to say, things are looking up for the place I want to open: http://www.brooklynian.com/discussion/44526/has-anyone-put-any-thought-into-the-corner-store-at-98-montgomery-aka-941-washington-ave/p1
"Construction is finally underway at a long-stalled development site at 1 Sullivan Place in Crown Heights, and we’ve got a rendering for the eight-story building rising on the corner of Washington Avenue, next to Prospect Park.
The development will reach 79 feet into the air on a fairly quiet block wedged between the shuttle tracks and Franklin Avenue, just north of Empire Boulevard, which marks the border between Crown Heights and Prospect Lefferts Gardens. It will have 16 apartments and a 532-square-foot medical office on the first floor.
Each floor will hold two units, and if the rendering is accurate, every apartment will come with a private balcony. Residents will also have access to a shared roof deck, storage, and bike parking in the cellar. There won’t be any parking for cars, because the zoning code doesn’t require any on small lots like this one.
The facade will have a pretty modern look, incorporating a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows and strips of greenery along the corner and the base of the building.
With 20,020 square feet of residential space, average units will measure just over 1,250 square feet. Condos seem likely, and 1 Sullivan will probably be the first new condo project to finish south of Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights. If a developer buys the former Brooklyn Botanic Garden site at 111 Montgomery Street, more condos could follow only a block north."
90 Sullivan remains a mess, and I have no updates on it: http://www.brooklynian.com/discussion/39173/construction-for-new-condo-building-sullivan-place/p1
It's failures will have little to do with the (likely) success of this one. Very few developments go that badly....