Row of Townhouses on State Street in Boerum Hill Nears Completion

Photo by Susan De Vries

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A series of nine five-story, two-family townhouses are finishing up on a formerly empty lot in Boerum Hill.

New building permits were approved in 2017 for the row, located at 311-319 State Street, at the corner of Hoyt Street. The brick exteriors of the townhouses appear to be finished, although the green construction fence still remains around the properties.

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The owner, State Renaissance Townhomes II Corp., built a row of neo-Georgian townhouses further down the street at 345-353 State Street in 2015. Elsewhere on the street are Greek Revival brick row houses and modern townhouses designed by Rogers Marvel Architects. State Renaissance Townhomes II Corp. also owns a building around the corner at 200 Schermerhorn Street, which currently houses the grocery store Brooklyn Fare on the ground floor.

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Andrea Harris of Design AIDD Architects is the applicant of record. In Brooklyn, the firm transformed a former factory in Williamsburg into a six-story residential building at 487 Keap Street.

The townhouses arrive as Boerum Hill, and specifically, the residents of State Street, are experiencing a major overhaul of their neighborhood. A block away, the plan to increase the size of the Brooklyn House of Detention at 275 Atlantic Avenue (the back faces State Street) will take the current 11-story jail and increase it to 40 stories, which has been met with local opposition.

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Three blocks in the other direction, demolition has already begun on the first phase of the large scale development at 80 Flatbush Avenue, which will eventually result in two towers, 900 apartments — including 200 affordable units — and two schools.

[Photos by Susan De Vries]

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