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Demolition Set for Two-Family Homes on Sullivan Place in Crown Heights

By Rachel Holliday Smith | March 4, 2016 5:02pm | Updated on March 6, 2016 6:23pm
 These two homes on Sullivan Place in Crown Heights are set to be demolished, building permits show.
These two homes on Sullivan Place in Crown Heights are set to be demolished, building permits show.
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CROWN HEIGHTS — A pair of two-family homes on Sullivan Place zoned to allow for a much larger residential building are set to be demolished soon, according to permits approved by the city late last month.

Both adjoining properties, 262 and 264 Sullivan Place between Rogers and Nostrand avenues in Crown Heights, were snapped up by real estate companies in the past two years from previous owners, both residents of the homes, deeds show.

One company, “262 Sullivan Pl LLC,” bought 262 Sullivan Place from former owner Mary Moore for $500,000 in October of 2014, then turned around a sold it to “Park Slope Associates Holdings 26 LLC” in February of 2015 for $997,000, according to property records.

That same month, the “Park Slope” LLC, registered to an address in Great Neck, N.Y., took ownership of the 264 Sullivan Place for $10 from “Yavine LLC,” also registered to the same Great Neck address, which had purchased the property for $469,000 from previous owner Anether Adams in September 2014.

Both properties were marketed last summer for $2.8 million by CPEX Real Estate — according to a listing first spotted by Brooklynian.com — but have since been taken off the market without selling, said CPEX broker James O’Neill.

A representative of “264 Sullivan Pl Group LLC” — an unregistered company, according to state records — filed plans to demolish each building on Feb. 23, Department of Building records show, the same day the city approved the permit.

Both homes are zoned R7-1, a designation with no specific height limit, given enough open space within a lot. The CPEX listing indicates the lot would allow a building of up to 16,856 square feet, approximately three times the size of the existing two houses.

O’Neill couldn’t say whether another entity is planning to purchase the properties or what kind of project may be planned on the site. An inquiry to the “264 Sullivan Pl Group” representative was not returned.

Companies registered with the state as “262 Sullivan Pl LLC” and “264 Sullivan LLC” could not be reached; each is registered using only a P.O. box address at shipping stores located, respectively, on Kingston Avenue in Crown Heights and on 53rd Street in Borough Park.