Demolition crews have started gutting and demolishing the six 19th-century wood-frame houses and two commercial buildings near the corner of 11th Street and 4th Avenue where developer Adam America is planning to put up a large 12-story apartment building on seven tax lots. The house at the far left end of the row on 11th Street, No. 233, has been knocked down, above, and most of the others are in the process of being gutted, their windows and doors gone.

A construction fence went up a week and half ago at 470 4th Avenue, and new building permits for the project were filed at the end of February. The building will have 105 units with ground floor commercial space, a medical office and underground parking, as we’ve previously reported. More photos after the jump.

470 4th Avenue Coverage [Brownstoner]


Developer Adam America has put up a construction fence around 470 4th Avenue, the large development site where it plans to replace nine buildings on seven tax lots with a 12-story residential building. Demo permits were approved last year, before Adam America bought the property for $20,000,000 last month. A note in the file says demo was scheduled to begin March 6.

South Slope News spotted the fence and took the photo above.  Aufgang Architects filed a new building application for the development at the end of February. The number of units has not changed, and the building will be 12 stories (the developer previously said it could be 12 to 14 stories).

Other new details: The building will have 78,995 square feet of residential space. There will be 5,259 square feet of ground floor commercial space and community space occupied by a medical office. Amenities include bike storage for 53 bikes, 36 underground parking spots, a fitness room and a roof deck.

Demolition Set to Begin at 470 4th Avenue [South Slope News] GMAP
And the New Building at 470 4th Avenue Will Look Like… [Brownstoner]
Plans, Buyer, Sale Price Revealed for Huge 4th Avenue Development Site [Brownstoner]
Photo by South Slope News


Developer Adam America recently posted this rendering of a two-building rental development at 247 North 7th Street in Williamsburg, a long-stalled construction site where work recently restarted. The project’s 169 units will be spread across two connected buildings rising six and seven stories, according to Adam America’s website.

The site’s first round of building permits date from 2006, and the vacant property has changed hands three times since then. Rieder Holdings bought the site between Roebling and Havermeyer for $12,000,000 in 2011, then Silverstone Property Group paid $21,600,000 for it in 2012, and finally Adam America took it over last year, according to PropertyShark. Permits list David Tanenbaum of Lilker Associates as both architect and engineer.

When we stopped by, it looked like the foundation was going in. Click through to the jump for a photo. What do you think of the building design?

Rendering via Adam America


A Park Slope McDonald’s could bite the dust soon, because developer Adam America filed a new building application last week for an 11-story mixed-use building at 275 4th Avenue. The 120-foot building will have 78 units occupying 60,188 square feet, along with 4,476 square feet of commercial space and 300 square feet of community space. AA’s website helpfully notes that the building will be “high-end rental units” with amenities like a part-time doorman, tenant lounge, private gym, roof deck and personal storage space. ODA Architecture is designing the stepped, glassy building, which happens to be a couple blocks away from another eleven-story building planned for 4th Avenue, as well as the recently completed Landmark Park Slope.

This 10,000-square-foot corner lot at 4th and 1st Street last changed hands in July, when Adam America acquired it in a joint venture with Silverstone Property Group for $14,800,00, according to public records. Check out another rendering after the jump! GMAP

Corner Development Site in Park Slope Available [Brownstoner]
Rendering by ODA Architecture via Adam America