|548 Fourth Avenue. Architect Felix Tambasco designed this R8A zoned 9 story 93 foot tall apartment building going up quickly now on the corner of 15th Street in Gowanus. We're looking at a sum total of 26,159 square feet divided into 15 dwelling units as well as a 691sq ft community facility space, and a required commercial/retail space of 1,697 sq ft at the street level.|
|As seen from directly across Specially Enhanced Fourth Avenue standing in the parking lot of the now bankrupt for almost a year, now shuttered Strauss Auto Center. No plans have been filed by XYZ Property for this mega block long development site as of yet.|
|548's zoning diagram|
|A front facade covered with asphalt shingles, two brackets left exposed while the entire cornice has been hermetically sealed in a layer of tin flashing.|
|Second story window details. Nice bracket...|
|139 15th Street. Plans have been approved for a 50' tall, four story with penthouse, 8 family apartment building to contain some 10,720 square feet of floor area. No off-street car or bike parking is required.|
|Schedule A for 139 15th St.|
|137 15th Street is highlighted in red. |
In this 1924 aerial photograph showing the blocks just below 4th Avenue you can see the row of attached frame houses. Fourth Avenue is considered the border between the neighborhoods of Gowanus and Park Slope South.
For a historic look back at this corner's glory days go to this IMBY link to see the wonderfully simple Norwegian Evangelical Free Church.
As always Click to enlarge photos.
|The same aerial shot taken in 2010 which shows the corner apartment building, 548 4th Avenue, demolished and leveled. 139 and 137 15th St. are the two remaining wood frames left from the original row of nine. Click to enlarge.|
|EC-1 link to zoning junk|