More New Buildings Planned on Myrtle Avenue in Clinton Hill

Tue, Dec 9th, 2014

The lots shown in orange have new buildings either planned, with permits filed, or are currently under construction.

The lots shown in orange have new buildings either planned, with permits filed, or are currently under construction.

Myrtle Avenue in Clinton Hill is seeing quite a number of new buildings proposed for sites that were once parking lots or home to one-story buildings.  As of today, there are five buildings either under construction or with permits filed with city’s Department of Buildings.  All of these private construction projects will be underway at the same time as the city-funded Myrtle Avenue Pedestrian Plaza is under construction, which broke ground this fall.  Below is a summary of where all the new buildings are rising:

Myrtle Car

523-525 Myrtle Avenue

525 Myrtle Avenue: The former site of Myrtle Car (which can now be found just around the corner in the rear storefront of 519 Myrtle Avenue, facing Grand Avenue) will be transformed from a parking lot to a seven-story mixed-use building.  The proposed plans, which have yet to be approved by the DOB, call for a mixed-use building that has 22 residential units, sitting above 2,100 square feet of commercial space.  An additional 500 square feet of community facilities space is also proposed.

531 Myrtle Avenue, replacing the former White Castle building.

531 Myrtle Avenue: As previously reported, this corner site that housed White Castle (which closed its doors on 11/25/2014), will see a five-story mixed use building.  The plans filed back in May 2014 by architect Karl Fischer, called for 6,000 square feet of ground floor retail, with 27 residential units above.  However, a new developer, Greystone & Co., has taken over the project and said that the architect has been replaced, with new building plans not yet submitted.  According to The J Companies, the development’s construction managing firm, demolition will begin shortly after New Year with construction beginning in the spring of 2015.

501 Myrtle

501 Myrtle Avenue, corner of Ryerson Street

501 Myrtle Avenue: This corner property, at Myrtle Avenue and Ryerson Street, is currently home to the one-story Sapolo Restaurant.  Plans filed last week with the DOB call for a five-story addition.  The additional floors will house 11 residential units, with 1,700 square feet of commercial space remaining on the ground floor.  These plans have only been pre-filed with the city and have not yet been approved.

504 Myrtle Avenue: A new building will replace the one-story commercial building that housed the former Pratt Station Post Office, according to building plans filed in late November.  Plans called for a six-story building, with 141 residential units, 115 parking spaces and 20,000 square feet of ground floor retail.  However, according to Madison Realty Capital, the building plans may change and include a larger number of units that could be added through the city’s inclusionary housing bonus which would set aside a portion of the apartments at “affordable” rents.

490 Myrtle Avenue Scaffold

490 Myrtle Avenue, corner of Hall Street.

490 Myrtle AvenueConstruction is almost finished at the topped-out seven-story building on the corner of Myrtle Avenue and Hall Street.  The building will have 93 residential units, with 19,000 square feet of ground floor commercial space.  The ground floor will house the returning Associated Supermarket and a new TD Bank branch.

Myrtle Avenue Pedestrian Plaza: The 25,000 square feet of new pedestrian space on the south side of Myrtle Avenue between Grand Avenue and Emerson Place is under construction.  Click here to read all about this $6 million project and the planned construction schedule.


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