The long-blighted structure at 2300 Cropsey Avenue, formerly a nursing home, will be demolished and replaced with a 24-story residential and office tower.
Located at 23rd Avenue, the 45,688-square-foot property was purchased by a group of Chinese investors late last year for $18.5 million. It’s long sat derelict and overgrown, and became a haven for illegal dumping and graffiti.
Currently the skeleton of a six-story building, it was once the facilities for Haym Salomon Home for Nursing and Rehabilitation, which moved next door several years ago.
Documents filed with the Department of Buildings last week reveal plans for a 273-foot, 24-story building designed by Michael Kang.
The nearly 350,000-square foot building at 2300 Cropsey will contain 170 apartments – we’re guessing condos – divided over 200,000 square of net residential space, for a roomy but modest unit size of almost 1,200 square feet. There will be 60,000 square feet of community facility space, likely marketed towards doctors, with 337 garage parking spaces and a surface lot that will hold 32 stalls.
It’s not clear when work will begin, but it should have better luck than previous plans on the property. Developer Alexander Gurevich proposed to build a similar blend of housing, office space and parking, but ended up defaulting on his $17 million loan, and the property went to the bank. Gurevich was banned from selling condos or co-op units in 2010.
That same year, 2300 Cropsey Avenue also earned the dubious distinction of holding the most violations from the Department of Buildings in Brooklyn.