Looks like the developers of Dumbo condo build 192 Water Street are behind the planned renovation of 185 Plymouth Street, a major conversion job heading to the LPC next Tuesday. (192 Water Street update: it’s fully closed and occupied, less than a year after the sales launch.) AJ Pires from Alloy Development says 185 Plymouth in the very early stages, but the project will be very similar to 192 Water Street. In his words: “At 185 there will be 9 or 10 large, family units and we’ll do a similar treatment of the existing warehouse building. Some differences at 185 are that most units will have outdoor space, and there’s an interior courtyard that all units will have views to. 185 also has 13-14 foot ceiling heights which are a couple of feet taller than 192 Water. Half of the units also have water views.” Earlier this week the CB2 Landuse Committee approved facade changes, including a rooftop addition for two penthouse units. Here are a few more cool facts from the architect: since there’s no real sidewalk on Plymouth (it’s mostly cobblestone), they plan to continue the cobblestone into the lobby to create the feeling of a continuing street. And the building, previously a brillo pad factory, had a bridge opening across to 205 Water Street, also part of the factory. The indentation for the old bridge remains (at right), so the architects plan to install a projecting bay window there made of a sheer plate of glass.
Dumbo’s 185 Plymouth Heading to the LPC [Brownstoner] GMAP DOB