ST. GEORGE — A developer plans to demolish a long abandoned St. George home to make way for a four-story condo building.
Anthony Guglieri, a real estate agent and developer, bought the property at 438 St. Marks Place last year and is in the process of demolishing the home on the lot to build the residential building.
"I believe in the area," said Guglieri, who owns several other buildings in the neighborhood including the one where sandwich shop Defonte's opened up last year.
"I think the whole North Shore — between St. George and Stapleton — it looks like it's the next Brooklyn," he added.
The St. George home has been unoccupied for about four years and Guglieri plans to demolish it to make way for four to five residential units and ground floor retail space. The developer expects to start construction in 2016.
The building is currently going through the city's lengthy Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) because the property sits on a mapped — but unbuilt — extension for Victory Boulevard.
The plan was unanimously supported by Community Board 1 at its meeting last week.
The site is one of several empty spaces on the North Shore that are being turned into residential buildings.