Permits have been filed to demolish the current two-and-a-half-story, early 20th century home currently located on the 5,059-square-foot lot at 1940 80th Street. In its place, applications from an LLC run by local landlord Vito Mancino propose constructing two two-story, three-unit buildings at 1940 and the adjacent 1950 address.
The building is being designed by Douglas Pulaski’s Bricolage Designs — a firm previously penalized for flouting Department of Buildings regulations and abusing self-certification privileges. Bricolage was also fined after a Brighton Beach construction site collapsed in 2011, killing one and injuring four others.
The developer, Vito Mancino, owns property in Bensonhurst, Dyker Heights, and Bay Ridge, including another home on 80th Street, the 19-room Victorian at 1940, the Brooklyn Eagle previously reported.
Currently, the historic structure on the property enjoys a great deal of green space flanking its perimeter. This is likely to change with the construction of a second building on the lot.