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Hudson Plans 248-Unit Building on Clarkson Avenue in Prospect-Lefferts

By Rachel Holliday Smith | August 10, 2015 6:22pm | Updated on August 11, 2015 7:54pm

PROSPECT-LEFFERTS GARDENS — A large new residential development by Hudson Inc. is in the works in the neighborhood, with plans for almost 250 apartments to be built on Clarkson Avenue starting next year.

The developer is planning to build an eight-story mixed-use building at 350 Clarkson Ave. between Nostrand and New York avenues in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, according to plans filed with the Department of Buildings last week.

The project is the second major undertaking for Hudson Inc. in the area; the company is also building the 23-story residential tower at 626 Flatbush Ave., which faced considerable opposition from residents before it broke ground in 2014.

The Clarkson Avenue building will have 248 apartments and about 5,700 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor. The project is the second phase of a larger development that also encompasses the neighboring lot at 310 Clarkson Ave., as well. That 170-unit building has already begun construction, according to a first report about the new building plans from New York YIMBY.

The design of 350 Clarkson Ave. will be done by Cetra Ruddy, the architecture firm behind high-end projects in Manhattan like One Madison and the renovation of the Bowery Savings Bank on 42nd Street. Tenant amenities in the building will include, “an expansive roof terrace with barbecues, a top-floor tenant lounge, a gym with separate yoga room,” bike storage and a concierge, according to the project description from Hudson.

The 225,000-square-foot development will break ground next spring, the developer said.

The building will replace several 1930s-era industrial buildings, according to property records.