Developer Bentley Zhao has revealed more specifics about his plans for a Flatbush luxury condo project in a recent filing with the Department of Buildings.
The project, at 757 Flatbush Ave., from Zhao's firm, New Empire Corp., will span about 145,000 square feet with 132 residential units, and it will stand 9 stories and 82 feet tall, according to the filing. It will also include 65 parking spots and ground-floor retail space. Morali Architecture is the architect.
A New Empire representative declined to comment on the estimated cost of the project.
Zhao's Midtown-based firm purchased the property, along with 761-765 Flatbush Ave. and 21 Lenox Road, in October for $18 million, according to property records. He filed demolition plans for all five of these adjacent 1-story commercial buildings in January.
Amenities in the building will include an office center, a playroom and a fitness center with a sauna, pool and hot yoga studio, according to a description of the project on the developer's website. New Empire expects to start construction in November and finish work in November 2025. The ground-floor retail space could be used for a restaurant, according to the company.
Zhao's firm has several real estate projects across Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens. Other developments it is currently working on include a condominium with 124 units at 24-01 Queens Plaza North in Long Island City, a condominium with 120 units at 58-01 Queens Blvd. in Woodside and a 59-unit residential project at 429 Second Ave. in Kips Bay.