In 2014, plans were announced to convert a cherished Park Slope parking garage at 708-804 Union Street into residential apartments. Slopers complained that the 260-car garage’s removal would increase traffic and that the underway development would overcrowd schools. Nonetheless, the longtime property’s owner Lewis Meltzer secured a zoning variance and building department approvals to convert the 85-year-old structure into residential units with retail space at ground level. Now, Midwood Investment & Development and Hailey Development Group are bringing the project to fruition, redistributing the parking garage’s 52,000 square feet of bulk across six high-ceilinged floors and carving out 28 high-end condo units and 11,153 square feet of retail.
Newly published renderings on Midwood’s website show that the garage’s once staid and no-frills exterior is getting quite the overhaul and will bear little resemblance to its former look. The Union Street elevation will get a new red-brick facade, larger windows in a completely overhauled configuration, and spandrel and ground-floor areas trimmed with black metal. Upper penthouse floors will also be faced with the industrious metalwork, and large arched windows and set-in terraces will bring the symmetrically massed composition all together. Christian Zambrano of Sibertekture is listed on the alteration permits as the architect of record.
According to Hailey, the gut-renovated interiors will host one- to three-bedroom condos and two duplex units with private roof terraces. The cellar and ground floors will contain a bi-level retail space that will join a well-trafficked shopping stretch of Union Street and Seventh Avenue. A few doors down Union Street is the Park Slope Food Co-op, which was angered by the loss of the parking spots and initially opposed the conversion.
800 Union’s residential amenities will include a fitness center, yoga studio, shared roof deck, residential storage space, party room, and a dog spa. According to CityRealty, there are currently 54 condo apartments available in Park Slope that are priced at a median of $1,023 per square foot or $1.225 million.
View future listings for 800 Union Street at CityRealty.
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