Williamsburg developer Yoel Schwimmer is gearing up to build a 100-room hotel at the corner of Eastern Parkway and Bedford Avenue in Crown Heights at the site of the now-shuttered Gulf gas station, according to a permit application filed Friday with the city’s Department of Buildings.
A 100-room hotel is coming to the corner of Bedford Avenue and Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights.
It’s an unusual place for a hotel, in the heart of a residential neighborhood in central Brooklyn. But the C8-2 zoning only allows commercial development, and that’s what will get built.
South Williamsburg-based developer Yoel Schwimmer has filed plans for a five-story hotel at 1548 Bedford Avenue. Its 100 rooms would be spread across just 38,302 square feet of commercial space. The first floor would have a lobby, banquet hall, and restaurant, followed by 43 hotel rooms on the second floor, 31 rooms on the third floor, and 26 rooms on the fourth floor. The top floor would offer a bar, and there would be shared terraces on the third, fourth, and fifth stories.