Most of Greenpoint Block to Be Demolished for Gene Kaufman Apartment Building


Interior demolition has begun on McGuinness Boulevard between Greenpoint Avenue and Calyer Street in Greenpoint, where several low-slung buildings will be knocked down to make way for a big six-story apartment building designed by Gene Kaufman. Demolition permits have been filed for five buildings at 209, 211, 213, 227, and 231 McGuinness, which includes the two-story house at left, above, and four single-story commercial buildings, at right. (Note: PropertyShark says the four commercial buildings above are actually only two buildings.)

The new development will include 112 apartments spread across 78,168 square feet of residential space, as well as 21,960 square feet of commercial space, according to permits filed in September and disapproved last month. The 100,000-square-foot project will also have 101 bike parking spots, 112 subterranean parking spaces, a library and a roof deck. Stellar Management is the developer, according to permits. The address of the new building will be 211 McGuinness.

The mostly commercial block was rezoned for residential back in 2012. Four properties under the one address of 211 McGuinness sold for $13,900,000 last year. The commercial buildings used to be a warehouse, strip club pool hall, and a Pep Boys auto parts store. Public records don’t show any recent sale of the house at 209 McGuinness. GMAP


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