Two Renderings Posted for 19-Unit Rental Building on Red Hook’s Main Drag


Two renderings are posted on the fence at 265 Van Brunt Street in Red Hook, where a 19-unit rental building is planned. The design has a promising industrial look, with red brick and corrugated metal.

Although the buildings lining Van Brunt are typically small mid-19th-century row houses, the broader area is industrial. The three-story building is raised off the ground to comply with new requirements and protect against flooding.

The building will have a total of 18,089 square feet of residential space and no store space, according to a new building permit issued last month. There will be 13 open parking spaces on the ground under the first story, according to the Schedule A.

Cheever Development Corp. is the developer, and OCV Architects is the applicant of record. Cheever is known for affordable developments, such as the Elton Gateway II, but these appear to be market rate, going by the signs at the site and the company’s website.

The addresses of the building will be 261-267 Van Brunt Street, according to the sign. The lot could not be seen through the construction fence, and nothing was visible above it.

The corner was previously home to some garages that “served as a heroin mill as recently as 2011,” according to NY YIMBY.

What do you think of the look, particularly the raised first floor?



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