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February 14, 2012
New Building Will Replace Bergen Tile Near Arena
PRD Realty, a Manhattan-based firm, filed for permits with the city last week to construct a mixed-use development where the old Bergen Tile building stands, on the corner of Flatbush Avenue and Dean Street. The location is directly across the street from where Forest City Ratner is supposed to eventually build the first Atlantic Yards residential tower and also very close to Barclays Center. The permit request says it was “filed in order to obtain denial and referral to Board of Standards & Appeals,” and developer Martin Domansky says that this is because PRD can’t feasibly construct the number of parking spaces the project would be required to have. Domansky says the project, which will have 50-some-odd rental units in addition to commercial space, would be required to have 26 parking spaces by law.
Well, some people thought it might be a hotel, but Brownstoner reports that a permit application has been filed for a six-story rental apartment building, with some 50 units and ground-floor commercial space (quick serve food, anyone?), at the Bergen Tile site at Flatbush Avenue and Dean Street.
The developer has to get a variance to get out of parking requirements, another sign of their ridiculousness.
Way back in 2008 the site was being promoted as a potential retail site.
Photo: Tracy Collins
Posted by eric at February 14, 2012 1:14 PM