212 Spencer

Nataliya Donskoy is designing a new four-story building at 212 Spencer Street in Bed-Stuy.

Located between Willoughby and DeKalb avenues, the 6,315-square-foot project will rise 40 feet and have eight apartments. The site is currently a vacant lot.

The Brooklyn-based developer is Yoel Werzberger, whose firm hopes to convert an old Greenpoint school into apartments, The Real Deal reported last year. Seventeen Monitor LLC signed a 49-year lease with St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church, covering four properties. The developer has filed plans to transform two of the buildings at 17 Monitor Street and 21 Monitor Street into 84 residential units total, with Donskoy as the architect. The former Catholic school at 17 Monitor would be the larger project, with 69 apartments (diagram below):

15 Monitor

Permits have yet to be filed for the other two properties at 211 Richardson Street and 215 Richardson Street. The developer agreed to pay an annual rent that starts at $1.2 million and increases to $3.2 million in the 46th year of the lease, according to State Supreme Court documents cited by The Real Deal. A state court judge OKed the lease in January 2013, as required by state law for religious organizations selling or leasing real estate.

Donskoy’s recent projects include Williamsburg warehouse conversion 60 Berry Street, which will be reconfigured into 39 rental apartments. Corcoran is handling leasing, which starts in late Spring 2014.

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