Developer Park Tower Group has gotten the ball rolling on the hotly debated Greenpoint Landing development by filing a building application for a six-story mixed-use building at 21 Commercial Street. Designed by Handel Architects, the 85,033-square-foot structure will have ground floor commercial space and 93 units on prime Greenpoint waterfront land, according to a new building application filed Monday.
Eventually, the 20-acre megadevelopment will include 10 30- to 40-story towers, a new K-8 school and a public park. The developers also promised to keep 431 apartments “permanently affordable” and to run a shuttle between the development and the G train. Despite significant opposition from the Greenpoint community, the project cleared all the ULURP hurdles in the fall and was approved by the City Council in December.
After a few months of demolition, the Lightstone Group has filed the first new building application for its controversial 700-unit rental development at 363 Bond Street, on the shores of the Gowanus Canal. The application outlines a plan for a 12-story development with 268 units.
The 249,571 square-foot building will include 3,625 square feet of commercial space, 1,018 square feet of community space and 244,928 square feet of residential space. The building will also have 111 underground parking spaces, a basketball court, gym, locker rooms, a lounge, children’s play area, bike storage and a pool, according to the Schedule A filing.
Meanwhile, next door at 388 Carroll Street, Lightstone has just filed a new round of demolition applications to knock down a storage shed and two silos.
It looks like all the windows are in and the exterior is nearly finished at 210 North 12th Street in Williamsburg. The eight-story, 42-unit residential building has been in the works since 2007, but construction didn’t start until last summer.
Delays may have been related to the site’s former brownfield status, which required a cleanup from the state’s Office of Environmental Remediation. The building will have 21 underground parking spaces and storage for 21 bicycles (“subject to flooding”), according to the most recent Schedule A filings.
Curbed dug up a new rendering last month (pictured after the jump) and reported that MDIM is still the architecture firm behind the building. The project’s most recent building permits also list Philip Toscano as an architect. Issac Schwartz of Adir Holdings is the developer, according to permits and public records.
The Karl Fischer-designed rental building at 544 Union Avenue in Willliamsburg, The Union, is now 60 percent leased, Aptsandlofts.com tells us. The building, located on Union between Withers and Frost two blocks from McCarren Park, started leasing in November.
Rents at the glassy 94-unit building range from $2,292 a month for a studio to $3,988 a month for a two-bedroom. There are also a few three-bedrooms that don’t seem to be on the market yet.
Amenities include a putting green, a cabana, yoga room, billiard room and library, according to its website.
On Monday, Brookland Capital filed a new building application for a seven-story apartment building on the site of this two-story brick townhouse. Plans at 807 Washington, located between Lincoln Place and Eastern Parkway, call for seven units spread across 10,381 square feet.
As with many Brookland developments, the architects are Issac and Stern. Under an LLC, Brookland Capital bought the 25-by-100-foot property on January 27 for $1,750,000, public records show (a thread on Brooklynian noted Brookland had purchased it). Demolition permits haven’t been filed for the townhouse, which was built around 1910, according to city records. GMAP
We discovered this rendering posted to the fence at a long-delayed six-story development that’s rising at 201 North 11th Street near McCarren Park in Williamsburg. It looks like all six of the stories are up and the windows are going in at the building, which is owned by developer Build 360.
When it’s finished, there will be three duplexes and a penthouse apartment spread over 6,692 square feet of space, according to new building permits. They will be condos, Josh Egendorf of Build 360 told us. He added that amenities will include a small garage that fits one to two cars, and each unit will have a large amount of outdoor space. Construction signs said work is scheduled to finish by June and list Corcoran brokers as contacts.
Designed by Atelier New York Architecture, the rendering seems more interesting than your typical Williamsburg glass condo building. We found an old rendering here, but it appears the architects abandoned the all-wood look. What do you think of the design?
We’ve included a photo of the building under construction after the jump. GMAP
A sign just went up last week at 335 Carroll Street, aka the Carroll Gardens “Hell Building,” that says “coming spring 2014.” A check of broker MySpaceNYC’s site reveals, as rumored earlier, they are likely to be rentals. The site doesn’t have any details, but the address is listed under the “rentals” section.
The warehouse conversion has dragged on for years. The construction site sign says it’s is scheduled to finish by May 1. Last we heard, Sterling Equities was considering buying and demolishing the Hell Building after acquiring the Regency Carts site next door for $12,500,000. No sales have hit the public records, and as far as we know developer Isaac Fishman still owns the property.
We’ve included a photo of the building after the jump.
After years in the works, luxury rental building 97 Grand Avenue near the Navy Yard in Clinton Hill has just begun leasing. Apartments start at $2,300, Curbed reported. The 27 one-, two- and three-bedroom units are asking as much as $5,460. They range in size from 624 to 1,415 square feet. MNS put 11 units on the market; four have terraces.
Designed by Garth Hayden, the building includes on-site parking, a furnished roof deck, a common courtyard and a storage room. Each unit also has stainless steel appliances and a washer and dryer. The first open house took place yesterday, and move-ins are scheduled to start next month. What do you think of the prices and look?
Development and architectural firm The Brooklyn Home Company has seven projects under construction in various Brooklyn neighborhoods, including brownstone condo conversions, new condo developments and townhouse renovations. Brooklyn Home principal and developer Bill Caleo sent us a full list of the developments, their progress and renderings for four of them:
256 Cumberland Street, a condo project (gut renovation with addition) will be complete in the next two weeks to a month. The brownstone facade has been fully restored. Attorney General approval is in process/imminent.
77 Douglass Street, a condo project (gut renovation) will be complete around May 1. AG approval is in process.
27 Lincoln Place, a luxury two-family townhouse (gut renovation and addition) will be complete around April 15.
27 7th Avenue is a luxury two-family townhouse with garden rental and owner’s triplex (pictured above). The partial gut renovation will be complete around May 1. The front facade, which has details featured in the Landmark Preservation Commission handbook, has been restored. The unusual building was designed by the same architect who built the church on Lincoln Place and 6th Avenue in Park Slope. There is lots of original detail on the interior as well, which has been restored.
340 Dean Street, a condo project, broke ground recently. Brooklyn Home is currently building the foundation and estimates 11 to 14 months to completion.
559-563 Carroll Street, a condo project broke ground recently. They are finishing up the foundation. Will finish up in 11 to 14 months.
84 Congress Street, a condo project (and a joint venture between The Brooklyn Home Company and MESH Architectures) has broken ground. Will take nine months to a year to complete.
Prolific Williamsburg architect Gene Kaufman is designing a new six-story building at 100 Bogart Street in Bushwick with artist studios and retail, according to a new building application filed Monday. The commercial project will include ground-floor retail and five artist studios (one per floor) spread across 46,900 square feet.
The site at the corner of Bogart Street and Johnson Avenue is currently a 9,375-square-foot warehouse. No demolition permits have been filed. The developer behind the project is IBK Construction, which purchased the property last February for $3,472,000. GMAP
It looks like construction is under way at a formerly stalled site on Dean Street between Vanderbilt and Underhill Avenues in Prospect Heights. We spotted some new building permits and a schematic on the fence at 751 Dean Street, where permits from last year tell the story of a four-story apartment building planned for the former vacant lot.
The building going up right now will house four apartments, one per floor, totaling 3,960 square feet. The schematic (pictured after the jump) shows two connected buildings with fiberglass and stucco facades, but no permits have been filed for the second building. DOB slapped the project with five violations in December and January, as well as a stop-work order, which explains the construction slow-down. GMAP
The once-sleepy area around Bedford and Broadway in south Williamsburg is becoming increasingly dense as developers fill in empty lots with huge luxury developments, such as 50 Broadway. Next up is the long-empty lot, used for parking, across from Diner at 369 Berry Street between Broadway and South 6th Street, where the owner plans to put up a medium size apartment building.
A new-building application has been filed for a six-story mixed-use building there, BuzzBuzz Home reported yesterday. Designed by architect Charles Mallea, the 10-unit project will have 2,383 square feet of commercial space and 2,627 square feet devoted to a community facility, in addition to 8,481 square feet of residential. There will also be basement storage and two duplex penthouse units. The developer, M&B Monroe Inc., bought the empty lot near the Williamsburg Bridge (known also as 82 South 6th and 89 Broadway) way back in 1996.