Williamsburg lost more of its industrial past as another warehouse was recently razed to make way for a mixed-use development.
Monthly rents start at $1,899 and top out at $2,350, prices that rival market-rate units in the area.
The recently deceased architect Karl Fischer is behind the design of the building, which will eventually have 132 units and a FRESH food store.
Affordable studios are going for $1,800 a month, which is $150 more a month than a market-rate studio currently available in the same building.
An affordable housing lottery has opened up for 40 units in a newly constructed eight-story building at 564 St. Johns Place in Crown Heights.
The scaffolding is down and the exterior is looking close to finished, with large windows, balconies and wood cladding that contrasts with white stucco.
Work has started on Karl Fischer-designed affordable apartments on the former site of a Key Food near Franklin Street.
When Brownstoner last wrote about architect Karl Fischer’s underwhelming design for 26 West Street, we acknowledged that it was “a cut above” his average work. But the latest rendering of this seven-story 96-unit Greenpoint building — though still an architectural patchwork — is almost not bad.
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This U-shaped, Karl Fischer-designed apartment building at 88 Richardson Street in Williamsburg had most of its windows and part of its facade installed when we stopped by last week. The large development will have seven stories, 188 units and 139,702 square feet when it’s finished, according to the permits. There will also be 110 off-street parking spaces.
The Karl Fischer-designed rental building at 544 Union Avenue in Willliamsburg, The Union, is now 60 percent leased, Aptsandlofts.com tells us. The building, located on Union between Withers and Frost two blocks from McCarren Park, started leasing in November.
Rents at the glassy 94-unit building range from $2,292 a month for a studio to $3,988 a month for a two-bedroom. There are also a few three-bedrooms that don’t seem to be on the market yet.
Amenities include a putting green, a cabana, yoga room, billiard room and library, according to its website.
The Union [The Union]
544 Union Avenue Listings [Aptsandlofts.com]
Another Karl Fischer Williamsburg Rental Building Hits the Market [Brownstoner]
Checking in at 544 Union Avenue [Brownstoner] GMAP