This is a roughly 60-space parking lot occupying over 17,000 square feet of land. It appears to be serving City HPD, which has a site office on the next block at 516 Bergen Street (which itself could probably be better utilized). While I’m sure HPD needs a place to stash some City-owned vehicles, do they really need 60 parking spaces in one of the most transit-rich parts of the city?
By my back-of-the envelope calculations, a 35-unit apartment building could go here under the current zoning. A few zoning tweaks and a creative designer could probably even accommodate some dedicated HPD parking in a future building (though probably not 60 spaces). It seems like such a wasted opportunity for such a prime location.
Anyway, I’d be curious if anyone knows whether the City has plans for this lot, or has even looked at it for development.