CROWN HEIGHTS — Plans are in the works for a 209-unit residential building spread over four seven-story towers on the site of a former commercial laundry facility in Crown Heights, according to building permits filed Monday.
Architect Karl Fischer is behind the 167,000-square-foot project at 902 Franklin Ave. and Crown Street that will replace several vacant buildings used by the laundering company Sea Crest Linen for at least 75 years, according to building records. The property sold to Cornell Realty Management for $14.5 million in March.
The new site will be composed of four towers of apartments with a shared first floor, lobby and enclosed parking area with room for 120 vehicles, according to plans filed Monday with the Department of Buildings. The property will be seven stories tall, the highest height allowed by its R6A zoning status.
News of the permits filed for 902 Franklin Ave. was first reported by New York YIMBY. Inquiries to Cornell Realty Management and Karl Fischer Architect about the project were not immediately returned.
The site is one of more than a dozen ongoing or upcoming construction projects in the southern Crown Heights and Prospect-Lefferts Gardens area where the local community board has been debating the possibility of changing zoning rules to regulate development in the neighborhood in recent months.