Here is a rendering of what could go up at the long-stalled Kedem winery site in south Williamsburg, if Eliot Spitzer (or anyone else) buys it and starts construction before the old permits expire in June 2016. (For those who have not been following, Spitzer’s real estate firm is reportedly close to inking a deal to purchase the property.)
This is a very old rendering, which a tipster found and sent to us. It was published way back in 2006 by the Yiddish newspaper Vos Iz Neiaas, or What’s News. As far as we can see, no one else ever published it.
But although the rendering is old, anyone who buys this site at 420-430 Kent Avenue has a motive to go forward with this design, since the City Planning Commission granted it a zoning waiver for denser and taller construction than would otherwise be allowed at this spot. The six-lot, 2.8-acre site is on the waterfront south of Broadway and not far from the Domino development.
The permits call for two mixed-use towers — one 24 and the other 18 stories tall — with a total of 413 apartments, as previously reported. There will be 225 parking spaces underground and a half-acre of walkway along the shore that will be open to the public. Twenty percent of the units will be affordable, said The Real Deal.
This will be a substantial change to the south Williamsburg waterfront, where many big developments are now sprouting, including Domino and The Oosten. What do you think of the design?
Rendering via Vos Iz Neiaas