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441-4th-Avenue-2 Rendering details via J. Frankl Associates
As beautiful as Brooklyn’s brownstones are, there’s only so much sentiment outside the protection of historic districts. The latest casualty is at 441 4th Avenue in Park Slope, where a Neo-Grec brick building by the prolific George L. Morse once stood. Its most recent tenant, Good Shepherd Services, sold the lot to developer Joseph Banda, who completed the transaction under the entity Vibes of One LLC, for $15.5 million in July 2018 (per Acris). Demolition permits were also filed over the summer. Most recently, architect J. Frankl Associates has unveiled rendering of a slick brick building with a glass center to go up on the site.
According to permits, the first floor of the new building will be devoted to retail space and a community facility, with 63 apartments starting on the second floor. Renderings show that the units will have high ceilings, oversized windows and, in select units, private terraces. Amenities will include a roof deck, gym, lounge, laundry room, bike room, and storage. An offering plan has not yet been filed, but CityRealty listings show that the median price of a Park Slope condo is $1.5 million.
441-4th-Avenue-1 441 4th Avenue rendering (via J. Frankl Associates)
The new building marks the latest chapter in the site’s extensive history. According to Brownstoner, the original three-story building was constructed in 1875 at a Democratic Ward clubhouse before being sold to St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church in 1893 and used as a convent and school. The title was transferred to the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, who later established non-profit Good Shepherd Services in 1988. At the time of the sale, the building housed a family counseling facility. An adjacent group home was also included in the sale (h/t The Real Deal).
441-4th-Avenue-4 441 4th Avenue (Google)

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