A 14-story building could be built on a site at Nostrand and Dekalb Avenues if a rezoning application is approved, Brownstoner reports.
Developer BRP Companies is requesting the rezoning to build the large mixed use building across from Home Depot. The site sits between Dekalb and Nostrand Avenues and Kosciuszko St, and the building would sit at 12-stories on Kosciuszko “as a gesture toward the lower-rise neighborhood to the south,” the plans say.
Renderings included at a Department of City Planning meeting Monday show the building would include 487 residential units, retail and a medical office. Due housing affordability rules, 144 of the apartments would have to be classified affordable.
The department certified the application, which starts a long ULURP public review process. DCP Chair Marisa Lago said concerns were raised about the bulk of the building both by commissioners and members of the community board.
The site has a recent history marred by lawsuits, with previous developers promising to keep a nursing home on the site open when the company purchased the land from CABS Nursing Home Company in 2015.
However, the development company, part of Allure group, moved seniors out of the home after the sale – with one senior allegedly dying as a result of the move – so a seven story apartment building could be built.
CABS sued the developer, and Allure group was ordered to pay penalties and open new healthcare facilities in a settlement for the CABS site and for a similar situation at the Lower East Side’s Rivington Houses.
If the current plans are not approved, the developer has indicted it will build a nine-story building that would have 305 residential units, which it does not need to seek approval for.
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