CROWN HEIGHTS — A six-story residential building is set to rise on Franklin Avenue.
Construction has begun at 730 Franklin Ave. where building permits for a six-story mixed-use residential building were approved by the Department of Buildings last week.
The new 10,000-square-foot project between Park and Sterling places will have 10 apartments and about 1,600 square feet of commercial space, according to a permit application. The new structure is replacing a vacant lot where a neighborhood group maintained the Crow Hill Community Garden for three years.
The building will be designed by Issac and Stern Architects, a firm involved in many Brooklyn residential projects including an eight-story building set to replace a gas station at Eastern Parkway and Bedford Avenue in Crown Heights and an 80,000-square-foot development on Franklin Avenue between Myrtle and Willoughby avenues in Bedford-Stuyvesant.
A rendering posted on the construction site of 730 Franklin Ave. shows a brick facade with large, square glass windows. News of the building’s design was first reported by New York YIMBY.
Plans for 730 Franklin Ave. were first submitted to the buildings department in December of 2013. The agency granted a work permit on June 2, records show.
The owner of the property, 730 Franklin Avenue LLC, bought the lot in August of 2012 for $800,000, according to online property records.