730 Franklin Ave (btwn Park and Sterling), formerly a garden, now a fence, soon to be a 6 story bldg — Brooklynian

730 Franklin Ave (btwn Park and Sterling), formerly a garden, now a fence, soon to be a 6 story bldg

Some readers may remember this address as briefly (Spring 2011 - Spring 2012) being the site of a community garden run by the Crow Hill Community Association:



photo: Brownstoner



photo: DNA.info

In the Spring of 2012, the property was listed for sale, and the prospective new owners reportedly requested the site be vacated prior to their purchase. The garden was dismantled in May 2012. Since then, the site has remained vacant and featured nothing but a tall, opaque corrugated fence.

Some digging shows that the property (block 1168, lot 57) actually ended up changing hands in four months later (Sept 2012), as well as info about the new owners: http://a836-acris.nyc.gov/DS/DocumentSearch/DocumentDetail?doc_id=2012091300459001

It is now a year later, Sept 2013, and the property has likely increased in value due to gentrification and even a change in zoning.

A quick search indicates that no work permits are open with DOB for the address: http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/PropertyProfileOverviewServlet?bin=3398472&requestid=1

Does anyone have any scoop on whether the property is to be developed or resold soon?

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