The low-slung warehouses and factories along the Greenpoint waterfront are not long for this world. A 40-story tower is replacing an envelope factory between India and Huron Streets, and now an 11-story, mixed-use building will rise on an industrial site two blocks south at 13 Greenpoint Avenue, next to Transmitter Park.
Earlier this year, the city paid $53 million to acquire the property at 1 North 12th Street, located between North 12th and 14th streets along Kent Avenue on the border of Greenpoint and Williamsburg, with plans to convert the site into public park space. The city has now agreed to pay $160 million for the 11-acre CitiStorage site, located between North 10th and 12th streets at 5 North 11th Street, Crain’s reported.
Apartments are finally taking shape on a long-vacant lot at the corner of Kent and West streets, along the Greenpoint waterfront. Tectonic swung by the site at 44 Kent Street to bring us an update on the project, which is one of several new buildings rising in this former industrial neighborhood.
Construction has topped out and is quickly wrapping up on the six-story, 102-unit mixed-use building under development at 5 Blue Slip as part of the Greenpoint Landing mega-development, in northern Greenpoint. All of the building’s apartments will rent at below-market rates through the affordable housing lottery; applications for them have just launched.
A rendering has been revealed of sculptor Barry X Ball’s new three-story, 19,000-square-foot studio warehouse planned at 193 Banker Street, in southern Greenpoint. The latest building permits show that manufacturing space will be on the ground floor, office space on the second floor, and a 1,524-square-foot living quarters will be located on the third floor.