A massive five-story apartment building on the Ridgewood/Bushwick border in Queens is almost finished.
According to a published report in New York YIMBY, the new 21,500-square-foot building located at 803 Wyckoff Ave. will hold 54 rental units and a total of 43,004 square feet of residential space.
The real estate website says that the average size of each unit will be approximately 800 square feet, and they will most likely be a mix of one- and two-bedroom units with 29 duplexes, 26 regular apartments, as well as a 1,000-square-foot indoor recreation space on the fifth floor and another 480-square-foot recreational room in the basement.
Although the site is located just a few short blocks from the L and M trains at the Myrtle/Wyckoff station, it will feature a 27-car parking lot — which is the minimum number of parking spaces required to meet the area’s zoning regulations.
Large developments like this — whether they are slated to be used for housing or retail — are frowned upon, especially in Ridgewood, where overdevelopment and gentrification are running rampant. Organizations like the Ridgewood Tenants Union fight against large developments coming into the neighborhood as well as gentrification.
Later this month, Ridgewood Tenants Union is holding a march through Ridgewood to “Keep Ridgewood Livable for All” as they walk from 1819 Cornelia St. — where a group of tenants are hoping to stay in their homes after the building was sold on public auction — to the AB Capstone development at the intersection of Palmetto and St. Nicholas streets.
QNS has reached out to the Loketch Group, which is developing the property, and the Ridgewood Tenants Union, and is awaiting a response.