Huge Eight-Building Development Rises on Kent Avenue in South Williamsburg


Next to The Oosten, the Chinese-owned development site at 429 Kent, another huge residential build is rising seven stories and stretching over two full blocks between Kent and Wythe and South 9th and South 11 streets in south Williamsburg. We found this schematic tacked to the fence at the site. The DOB lists the property’s primary address as 433 Kent Avenue, but the 63,000-square-foot piece of land includes several other addresses. The site also got slapped with a stop work order on Monday for unsafe demolition.

Eight separate new building permits and other related documents issued in January call for 188 apartments in total. Each of the eight buildings will be about 35,000 square feet and house 21 units, except for one that will have 14. There will be 227 underground parking spaces, 81 bike storage spaces, and 48 above ground parking spaces, according to Schedule A filings. There will also be recreation space and yards between the eight buildings. The owner is Berl Jacobowitz of Wythe Gardens LLC, according to permits. And the applicant of record is engineer Leonid Krupnik.

More images of the construction, which is well under way, after the jump. What do you think of the building design? GMAP

Update: This post has been corrected to say that Jeffrey Kamen is not the architect of record.

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