BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — Work has begun on a new five-story apartment building on Macon Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant, according to a report.
The building, which will replace an empty lot at 196 Macon St., will have 28 units and a parking garage, and is expected to be completed by June 2014, according to the website of the developer, H Holding Group.
The group is also building four townhouses on Degraw Street in Cobble Hill, according to Brownstoner.
The new building will join a block that is already architecturally diverse, with a mix of brownstone and brick houses on the south side of the street, and vinyl-sided townhouses across the street to the north. There's also a four-story brick apartment building in the middle of the block.
It was not immediately clear whether the new units will be for rent or purchase.
The property was previously owned by the United Order of Tents, according to city records, an African-American women's group that dates back to the Civil War era. The group started out helping slaves escape to the North, according to the Times.
Last year, the group sold the lot to a company called Mgsh Properties, Inc. for $760,000, according to city records. Mgsh shares an address with H Holding Group, whose name is now attached to the property.