Fort Greene May Be Getting Its First Karl Fischer Building

By Janet Upadhye on April 7, 2014 2:23pm 

 A mixed-use Karl Fischer building is planned for 134 Vanderbilt Ave. in Fort Greene, where a Gulf gas station is currently standing.
A mixed-use Karl Fischer building is planned for 134 Vanderbilt Ave. in Fort Greene, where a Gulf gas station is currently standing.
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Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership

FORT GREENE — The neighborhood may be getting its first Karl Fischer building - the modern, boxy glass and concrete structures that are ubiquitous in Manhattan and elsewhere in Brooklyn.

The six-story mixed-use building will replace the Gulf gas station and auto shop at the corner of Vanderbilt and Myrtle avenues and will accommodate 45 residential units.

It will also have commercial space and 3,200-square-feet of "community facilities," according to a Department of Buildings application filed by Karl Fischer architects on March 28.

The auto shop plans to move to 46 Clinton Ave. — between Flushing and Park Avenues — in late April, the owners told Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership.

A timeline for construction has not yet been determined, according to a spokeswoman for Karl Fischer.

The Department of Buildings application is pending zoning approval. The DOB did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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