A nearly 150-year-old residential structure in Brooklyn will soon get a facelift. The Landmarks Preservation Commission recently approved the restoration of 218 Guernsey Street, located at the corner of Oak Street in the Greenpoint Historic District.
Brooklyn-based property owner Anthony Wala has filed applications to expand the single-story manufacturing warehouse at 325 Calyer Street, in Greenpoint, into a four-story, 36,894-square-foot mixed-use commercial structure. Manufacturing space, making up 18,894 square feet, would be located on the ground, mezzanine, and second floors. Medical office space, totaling 18,000 square feet, would be located on the third and fourth floors. There would also be a 60-car garage on the ground floor. Jeffrey L. Kamen’s NoHo-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 18,894-square-foot, block-thru lot is located eight blocks from the Greenpoint Avenue stop on the G train. The filings come on the heels of plans for a six-story, car repair-office building at 305 Calyer Street.
Property owner Wing Kuen Tsoi has filed applications for a three-story, four-unit residential building at 278 Nassau Avenue, in eastern Greenpoint. The structure will measure 4,974 square feet. Each floor will host a single unit plus part of the building’s fourth apartment. The fourth apartment will have a townhouse-style configuration and will span across parts of all three floors. The residential units should average 1,243.5 square feet apiece, which means condominiums are likely in the works. Ying H. Li’s Brooklyn-based City Building NY Architect is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot plot, located on the corner of Morgan Avenue, is currently occupied by a single-story commercial structure. The G train’s Nassau Avenue stop is 13 blocks away.
Much of North Brooklyn’s manufacturing zone has become prime real estate for hotel developers, but the blocks where eastern Greenpoint bleeds into Williamsburg have remained stubbornly industrial, filled with factories, building supply companies, and the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. Now, we’ve spotted plans to build a commercial project that will fit in perfectly in a heavy industrial zone.
Maria Stefaniak, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 163 Newell Street, in Greenpoint, located four blocks from the Nassau Avenue stop on the G train. The structure will measure 5,125 square feet, and its residential units should average 703 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. The ground-floor unit will feature a single-car garage, and the project will be topped by a roof terrace. Kenneth Philogene’s Brooklyn-based KMP Design & Engineering is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot lot is currently occupied by a severely recessed two-story house. Demolition permits have not yet been filed.