Modern Mixed-Use Building With Wood, Brick Coming to Once-Scruffy Boerum Hill Corner

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The four-story, mixed-use building coming to 237 Pacific Street in Boerum Hill will be modern with rustic materials such as brick and wood cladding, a rendering Brownstoner found on the fence shows. It should tip the balance of aesthetics on this once scruffy, ramshackle corner for the better.

Across the street on the opposite corner at 242 Pacific Street is a townhouse of compatible modern design by Brooklyn-based architects John and Jill Bouratoglou with interiors by Beastie Boy Mike Diamond. Two more apartment buildings by the same architects stand next to it.

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The corner in August. Photo by Christopher Bride for PropertyShark

The northeast corner of this intersection, the Atlantic Galleria mall at 252 Atlantic Avenue, has been a windy, dusty construction site for a long time but it will soon be wrapping up.

The design at 237 Pacific Street is by Brooklyn-based architect Teresa Byrne Salter. She was previously with Brooklyn Heights firm DeLaCour, Ferrara & Church Architects but is apparently now on her own, the new-building permit application indicates.

The empty lot previously housed a one-story auto repair shop. It was demolished in January.

The property has been in the hands of the same owner, Nicola Quinoes, since 1974. We’re guessing he intends to retain it as an investment property and these will be rentals, not condos, despite the attractive design and spacious units.

The underlying structure will be steel, permits reveal. Over a ground-floor store measuring 1,614 feet will be three floors of apartments, with one apartment per floor. Total residential square feet will be 3,898, which works out to 1,299 square feet per apartment — it sounds pleasant. The total square footage of the building will be 5,512.

The boiler and other mechanicals will be housed in a set-back bulkhead on the roof. The sign posted on the fence says completion is expected in October, but we’d guess late 2016 is more likely.

One thing that might hold up construction is a $6,000 fine relating to the demolition. In any case, the new-building permit has not yet been issued and construction has not yet begun.

Four-Story Mixed-Use Building to Replace Garage on Pacific Street [Brownstoner]

The property in 2014. Photo by Rebecca Baird-Remba

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A recently completed townhouse in a compatible style on the opposite corner at 242 Pacific Street. Photo by Aliza Bitton for PropertyShark

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