The wrecking ball may be coming soon for several buildings in the Harte and Company Factory complex in Greenpoint, where the developer filed demolition permits earlier this month. Applications have been filed to knock down 71 Dupont Street, 93 Dupont Street, 22 Clay Street, 26 Clay Street (pictured above), 30 Clay Street and 32 Clay Street. However, no permits have been filed for the main factory building at 280 Franklin Street, a big Arte Moderne structure from the 1930s. The developer, Dupont Street Developers LLC, hasn’t said whether the building and its unique curved glass facade will be part of the site’s planned residential project.
The group of investors behind the LLC are planning a 400-unit apartment building with 200 parking spaces, as we reported a few months ago. They paid $23,250,000 for 10 separate properties on Dupont, Clay and Franklin Streets in May. The former plastics factory is a state Superfund site, and it will cost an estimated $10,000,000 to clean it up before construction can begin.
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