ATP has noticed this building on Rogers Ave. between Lefferts Ave. and Sterling St. for its cuteness on more than one occassion. We like the building's facade, both the details and color (which, for all of our color-blind readers, is green). The building has sat vacant for our entire tenure in PLG, but recently the plywood came off of the windows and a dumpster appeared in front.
We're a little worried about what might be going into this cute structure, however. Our intial thoughts were optimistic - that the owner is renovating to provide permanent housing. But after reading PPLG's piece on the development of a so-called "apartment hotel," which translates to "homeless shelter" in normal-speak, we fear that this building could be going the same way as 205 Parkside Ave.
ATP is all for dedicating a portion of units as Section 8, but we do not think that what PLG needs is an SRO.
Anyone have the scoop on what's going on in the building pictured above? There was no one around for us to ask when we walked by.