Flatbush nursing home-to-resi project now 6 times larger

20-story building at 123 Linden Blvd would hold 384 units across 261K sf
November 24, 2015 01:50PM

The planned residential conversion of a former Flatbush nursing home may far exceed its original scale after developer Solomon Feder filed another round of building applications with the city.

The latest filings for the site, at 123 Linden Boulevard between Bedford and Rogers avenues, call for a 20-story residential building holding 384 apartments across more than 261,000 square feet of residential space.

That’s more than six times larger than the original plans, which were filed in August and detailed a seven-story building holding 57 apartments across more than 41,000 square feet, according to New York YIMBY.

The new plans include more than 115,000 square feet of community facilities, including a day care center and medical offices, on the lower floors of the development, as well as a 288-car garage and storage for 192 bicycles.

Architect Charles Mallea is the designing the project, which would become one of the largest new developments in Flatbush.

While the sale of the 85,500-square-foot site, which hit the market for $20 million last year, has yet to close, the deal is expected to hit property records by the end of the year.

Because the location sits outside the 421a geographic exclusion area, Feder is able to benefit from the 15-year tax break while building only market-rate apartments at the project.

The developer plans to build in front of the historic, century-old nursing home currently occupying the property, rather than demolishing the structure. [NY YIMBY]Rey Mashayekhi