The new building rising at 616 Bushwick Avenue — technically, a “horizontal addition” — has topped out. There will be seven stories, according to permits. Meanwhile, next door at the former St. Mark’s Lutheran School and Evangelical Church at 626 and 628 Bushwick Avenue, respectively, which developer Cayuga Capital Management is preserving, there have been some small changes visible from the street.
The former school at 626 Bushwick Avenue still appears to be a shell without windows, but some feet in from the outside a brick wall is visible, so a build-out could be taking place inside. Next door at the church at No. 628, the netting has come down from the top part of the spire, but the scaffolding is still in place.
The project is supposed to wrap at the end of this year, Cayuga told us in September. Click through for lots more photos and a rendering, which Cayuga said in May is “terrible” and not what the final project will look like.
Cayuga is busy with numerous projects in Bushwick, Williamsburg and Greenpoint, and was the developer behind the interesting and award-winning rusted steel-clad grocery store at 22 Wyckoff Avenue.